Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks Matchup

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In their second head-to-head meeting of the regular season, the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks meet at the SAP Center. This Western Conference matchup will get underway at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 13, and it can be watched live on NBC Sports California.

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks Odds

Nashville is 13-3 straight up (SU) and has earned 8.0 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 16 regular season outings, eight of its games have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2018-19 Predators team is 8-0 SU on the road.

Nashville has converted on just 15.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 27th in the NHL. Its penalty kill is ranked 21st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 76.9 percent of all penalties.

For the team as a whole, Nashville has been penalized just 3.6 times per game overall this season, and 3.0 per game over its last five on the road. The team’s been forced to kill penalties just 7.2 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

With a .949 save percentage and 27.9 saves per game, Pekka Rinne (7-1) has been the primary option in goal for Nashville this year. If head coach Peter Laviolette chooses to rest him, however, Nashville might turn to Juuse Saros (7-2), who has a .909 save percentage and 2.67 goals against average this year.

Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg will both lead the offensive attack for the visiting Predators. Johansen (17 points) has tallied three goals and 14 assists, and has recorded two or more points in six different games. Forsberg has 10 goals and five assists to his name (and has notched a point in 10 games).

On the other side of the rink, San Jose is 9-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 18 regular season contests, 10 of its games have gone over the total, while eight have gone under and none have pushed. It’s 5-3 SU as the home team this season.

San Jose has converted on 17.5 percent of its power play chances this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked third overall, and it’s successfully killed off 87.7 percent of all penalties.

The Sharks have been penalized 3.8 times per game this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five home outings. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays just 5.4 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.

Martin Jones has denied 24.2 shots per game as the top selection in goal for San Jose. Jones has eight wins, five losses, and one overtime loss to his name and has registered a mediocre 2.69 goals against average and a poor .900 save percentage this season.

The Sharks will be led on offense by Brent Burns (three goals, 17 assists).

Nashville Predators at San Jose Sharks Betting Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Sharks, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five games.
  • Over Nashville’s last ten games, six of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 5-1 in those games).
  • Nashville skaters created 21.0 hits per game last season, while the Sharks posted 18.4 hits per contest.