Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Predators Odds
Looking for San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Predators taking on the Sharks on Monday,May 9th, 2016 at the Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee. 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: Monday May 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Nashville +106
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Nashville -1.5 +285
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Sharks held serve at home and now look to steal one in Nashville and close out the series here on Monday.
Nashville has had their backs against the wall all series long, as they have already erased a 2-0 hole, so the pressure is nothing new to them here.
The Predators have relied heavily on their 2nd line to be the spark to this team lately.
Mike Fisher, Colin Wilson and James Neal have tallied 7 goals over the past 3 games and had the only goal in the 5-1 loss in San Jose in Game 5. Fisher has been the biggest spark, as he has 4 goals and 2 assists in the series overall.
The Predators now return home, where they have already taken 2 games this series and are a stellar 26-13-5-2 this season. Nashville used their home ice to really propel themselves into the playoffs during the regular season when they went on their late tear and point streak.
One thing to watch here will be the powerplay for the Preds. They have struggled all postseason long, going just 4 for 44.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose has had no problems on their powerplay. After Game 5, they have now tallied 5 powerplay goals in each round of the playoffs thus far.
They’ll look to steal one here and appear in their first conference finals since 2011.
San Jose has gotten major contributions from Joe Pavelski this postseason. He had two goals in the Game 5 win, which raised his total to 8 this postseason. Logan Couture has also been a big part as he has 13 points here in the playoffs.
Despite losing both Games 3 and 4 in this series, the Sharks have still been the best road team in the NHL this year. With 31 wins, it bodes well for them in terms of confidence, as they have a solid chance to steal this one and move onto the Conference Finals.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Sharks are 16-5 in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Sharks are 19-7 in their last 26 road games.
- Sharks are 8-3 in their last 11 overall.
- Predators are 4-1 in their last 5 Monday games.
- Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
- Predators are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
Free Nashville Predators vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Prediction
Both teams have protected home ice here in this series.
The key will be who can strike with that early tally. The pressure is on the Preds here, as the Sharks still have a Game 7 under their belt back at home if need be.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Nashville ML
The Predators hold serve themselves here, taking this one at home and forcing a Game 7
NHL Free Score Prediction:San Jose 1- Nashville 3
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