Nashville At San Jose Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info
While much of the focus during the course of the NHL season is on the teams at the top of their respective divisions and conferences, it’s worth noting that there are several dark horse teams bubbling just under the surface, all of whom may come out to be a legitimate Stanley Cup threat once the playoffs get started. The Nashville Predators definitely fall into that category, as they are putting together a very solid season, albeit under the radar of most hockey fans. Perhaps it’s because they are a small market team that doesn’t traditionally get a lot of play that has cause them to go somewhat unnoticed, but you can bet that the teams at the top in the West are aware of them. One of those teams would be the San Jose Sharks, as they are currently leading the way in the Pacific Division. They will not be taking the Predators for granted when the welcome them into the SAP Center on Saturday afternoon. Find out more about the latest NHL betting spreads here.
A Closer Look At The Predators At Sharks Betting Odds, Pick & TV Info
When: Saturday, March 11 at 4 PM EST
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
TV: FSSM and CSNCAL
Radio: 102.5 The Game and K-FOX
Live Stream: NHL.TV
NHL Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Nashville Predators
The Predators (32-24-11) may well be going unnoticed because of the fact that they don’t have any major standout numbers. They are either just outside the top 10 or are middle of the pack in all of the major categories, yet they have managed to play their way into 3rd in what is a very competitive Central Division. This is a team that has made a habit of playing in close games, and it says a lot about their character that they have been able to turn so many of those into victories. The downside in all this is that the Nashville Predators have done most of their winning on home ice, as they are just 13-16-4 on the road. It also doesn’t help that they are mired in a 4-game losing skid.
Why bet on the San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks (40-19-7) have surged to the top of the Pacific Division, opening up a 7-point lead over their nearest challenger. This is a team that appears to be rounding into form at just the right time, as they are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. It’s fair to say that they are getting the job done one defense, though, as they are top 3 in goals against average, while struggling somewhat on offense. Their PP in particular is not where it should be, but as long as that defense holds up their end of the bargain, the Sharks are going to continue to pick up wins, especially at home, where they are 21-7-4.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Predators are not going to be an easy opponent for the Sharks, but they may be getting them at just the right time. San Jose’s home record combined with Nashville’s losing streak leads me to believe that the Sharks will pick up the win here.