Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Predators and Sharks. The game is starting at 10:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Sharks at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Get ready to place your bets! In this Western matchup, the Predators are favored by -1.5 goals against the Sharks. The over/under for the game is 5.5 goals.

NASHVILLE PREDATORS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 10:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Predators picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Predators on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Sharks (+1.5)

Will Nashville Be The Talk of SAP Center?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Predators are in 9th place in the Western Conference with a record of 30-25-2. In the Central Division, Nashville is in 5th place. Over their last ten games, the Predators have gone 5-5, and they have won three straight games.

On the road this season, Nashville has gone 16-10-2, and as the favorite, they have gone 12-9-0. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Predators have gone 18-18.

On the season, Nashville has gone 30-27 against the puck line, including a road mark of 17-11. So far, the Predators have 16 wins by multiple goals and have gone 7-14 against the puck line when favored.

This season, the Predators have an average scoring margin of -.1 goals per game, and their average scoring differential on the road is +.2 goals per contest. Over their last ten games, Nashville has gone 5-5 against the puck line, and their puck line record for the season is 30-27.

This season, Nashville’s games have an average of 6.3 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Predators come in with an over/under performance of 25-26-6.

In their last three road games, Nashville has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 17th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 13th in the league. This year, the Predators have recorded a 15-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 14-12 record.

Nashville’s leading goal scorer is Filip Forsberg. So far this season, he has 26 goals, placing him 22nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 29 assists so far.

Defensively, the Sharks are currently 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 35.2 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Juuse Saros gets the start and has made 45 starts this season. His record at this point is 22-21, and his save percentage is 0.972%.

Do the Sharks Have What it Takes at Home?

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 9-15-2, and they have lost two straight games at home. In the Pacific Division, San Jose is in 8th place with a record of 6-13, and in the Western Conference, they are 15th with an 8-22 record. So far this year, the Sharks have gone 15-35-5, and they have lost four of their last five games.

As the underdog, San Jose has gone 15-35-5 this season, and they have lost two straight games when playing as the underdog. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 5-5, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games. Against other Western Conference teams, San Jose has gone 8-22 this year.

San Jose comes into the game with an overall puck line record of 26-29 and their average scoring differential sits at -1.7 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have dropped 29 games by multiple goals and 11 games by just one goal.

Across their last ten home games, the Sharks have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line and their home puck line mark for the season is 13-13. In their last ten games overall, San Jose has gone a strong 8-2 vs. the puck line.

This season, San Jose’s games have an average of 5.9 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under performance of 22-30-3.

In their last three road games, Nashville has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

When looking at their offense, the Sharks have an average of 2.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. Coming into the game, the Sharks have a 1-2 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 13-32.

San Jose’s leading scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. So far, he has 15 goals which is 124th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Zetterlund has 8 assists this season.

San Jose defense takes on the Predators ranked 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 35.2 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 30th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Kaapo Kahkonen has started 23 games this season. His current record stands at 6-16, and his save percentage is 0.738%.