Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Predators Odds
Looking for San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Sharks taking on the Predators on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
43-29-6 (26-10-3 V) San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators 39-26-13 (21-11-6 H)
Date: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Predators -127
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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While the Sharks have already clinched their way into the playoffs, the Predators have failed in 3 straight chances to do the same.
A lot of work and seeding still has to be played out for both teams, making this game extremely important as the Sharks and Preds meet in Nashville on Saturday.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have clinched, but they still have so much work to do.
Currently, San Jose sits 3 points behind Chicago, 4 behind Anaheim, and 5 behind the Kings. They’re all within striking distance, but the Sharks latest loss was a killer.
The Sharks have had trouble year long for some reason at home. They sit under .500 at home and come in off a loss to the lowly Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. San Jose came in as giant favorites before they laid an egg, pushing them back further in the standings.
The loss exceptionally hurt as both the Ducks and Kings grabbed victories in their latest game, putting more space between those two teams and the Sharks.
San Jose has been way better on the road this year, going 26-10-2-1.
The Predators hit a streak for about two months where they played stellar hockey.
That has taken a small speed bump, as they’ve dropped 3 straight, failing to clinch in all three occasions. Nashville currently sits 4th in the Central, 4 points clear of Minnesota for a Wild Card spot.
Luckily for the Preds, they return to their home ice, where they have played so well. Nashville has gone 21-11-5-1 and has dominated both sides of the puck scoring over 3 goals per game and conceding just 2.34 per game. The Predators have won 4 of their last 5 at home, but did drop their last game played their to the Avalanche.
Back on 2/6 the Preds meant all business at home against the Sharks, handling business 6-2.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Over is 21-8-3 in SJ last 32 vs. Central.
- Over is 6-0-2 in NAS last 8 home games.
- Over is 11-1-4 in NAS last 16 overall.
- NAS are 7-2 in their last 9 Sat. games.
- Under is 9-2-1 in the last 12 meetings.
- SJ are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings.
Free San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Prediction
Both teams really do need this win.
Nashville doesn’t wanna Minnesota getting any closer and they still need to clinch. The Sharks are chasing teams in the standings looking for better seeding.
Here, the Preds get the advantage despite playing one of the best road teams in hockey.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Preds ML + OVER
Look for Nashville to really lock it down, as losing 4 in a row has been a rare feat for them this year.
NHL Free Score Prediction:Nashville 4 – San Jose 2
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