Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Predators vs Sharks Odds
Looking for Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks free hockey picks? NHL betting sees the Predators taking on the Sharks on Thursday, May 12th, 2016 at the SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups throughout the playoffs so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
Date: Thursday, May 12th 2016
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -185
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: San Jose -1.5 +160
NHL Betting Total: 5
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This series has been the only one to hold itself to par this season in the NHL Playoffs.
With that, the series shifts back to San Jose for Game 7, with a spot in the Conference Finals on the line.
Nashville has continued to battle back as they’ve faced a good amount of adversity here in this series against the Sharks.
They trailed 2-0 and then 3-2 and won all 3 games that followed those two scenarios up to set themselves up for this Game 7. Nashville took Game 6 in overtime 4-3 as they now look to carry that momentum into San Jose.
However, flipping the script is a must. The Predators have gone 0-9 all time in San Jose during postseason play.
The line of Mike Fisher, James Neal and Colin Wilson have been the most dangerous line for the Predators in this series. The trio has combined for 15 points over the past 4 games and will certainly be the key here in Game 7. Getting them enough ice time and getting production from them, especially early, will be huge.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have had plenty of chances to not only take control of this series, but also close it out.
They led 2-0 and went on the road, a place where they were the best in the NHL, but fell in both games in Nashville. Then, they took the Predators to overtime in Game 6, but couldn’t manufacture a goal and saw the series shift back here to San Jose.
San Jose has dominated all 3 home meetings in this series, as they’ve outscored the Preds 13-5.
Logan Couture has been the biggest key for the Sharks here in this series. In 11 postseason games, Couture has 14 points overall. Against Nashville, Couture has 5 goals and 3 assists to his credit.
The PP has been a solid advantage too for the Sharks, as they have scored on 11 out of 39 chances this postseason.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Predators are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
- Predators are 3-7 in their last 10 Conference Semifinals games.
- Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games.
- Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
- Sharks are 16-5 in their last 21 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Prediction
This series has been all about the home ice advantage.
Expect this one to be no different here. The Sharks have been solid this series, while Nashville just hasn’t been able to weather any storms on the road.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose ML
The Sharks use home ice and close this series out, with a comfortable win here in Game 7.
NHL Free Score Prediction:San Jose 4- Nashville 1
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