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 Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas. 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: Saturday, May 7th,, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -155
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: San Jose -1.5 +180
NHL Betting Total: 5
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After it looked like the Sharks had this series in hand, the Nashville Predators did what they’ve done all season long and came back from a giant gap.
Nashville took both games at home to even things back up at 2-2 as the series returns to San Jose.
The Predators were in a lot of trouble as they returned back home.
They were in a 2-0 gap and had the best road team in the NHL to deal with. However, as it’s been all year, nothing has phased them. The Predators took Game 3 after falling behind 1-0 and then held strong in three overtimes to take a 4-3 win.
This was essentially the series for the Preds too. Going down 3-1 after losing a multi overtime game would have been a shot to the morale. Instead, it’s them with the mental edge now moving forward.
Pekka Rinne has been there all series long and he came up huge in Game 4. He did allow 3 goals, but came up absolutely clutch throughout the overtimes, turning away shot after shot. Overall, he 44 of the 47 shots he faced.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have to feel like they lost 3 games in that span in Nashville.
San Jose held that 1-0 lead in Game 3 and was so close to really putting the series to rest. However, unable to generate any other offense led them to losing. Then in Game 4 they had plenty of chances, including when they led 3-2 in the 3rd period, but couldn’t close things out.
San Jose will now rely on their veterans, like Ben Burns, to get the momentum back. Burns had 2 goals in Game 4 and did everything he could defensively, but the Sharks still fell short.
Burns had 3 points in the 2 home games earlier this series, all of which came from assists.
Joe Thornton also needs to step his game up for the Sharks case. He’s produced a pair of -1 games this series, which is very unorthodox for him.
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
The Predators do have the momentum here, but still, this series has held par with home ice.
The Sharks have enough veterans who have been through this to really make the younger guys realize that.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose ML
Look for the Sharks to feed off the crowd here and gain the series lead back.
NHL Free Score Prediction:San Jose 4- Nashville 1
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