Nashville at San Jose NHL Playoffs Betting Odds Game 5

Posted by Henry Watkins on May 6, 2016 in

If you break things down into their simplest form, there are basically 2 different ways to go through the playoffs: the easy way and the hard way. The easy way is managed by taking advantage of home ice, and putting away teams when you have the chance. The hard way involves constantly being behind and having to dig yourself out of a hole. We are now halfway through the second round, and it would appear as though the Nashville Predators are bound and determined to go about things the hard way. They had to come from 3-2 down in the opening round series versus the Anaheim Ducks, and are now tied 2-2 in their second round series with the San Jose Sharks after losing the opening 2 games. It’s now going to be interesting to see if they can actually take a series lead in Game 5, or whether they are going to follow the formula that has, to this point, served them well in the postseason and have also improved their online sportbook odds .

A Look at the Nashville at San Jose NHL Playoffs Betting Odds Game 5 & Game Info

When: Saturday, May 7 at 10 PM EST
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Radio: Nashville / San Jose
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Why Bet on the Nashville Predators?

Losing a couple of games in a row in the regular season doesn’t really have much of an impact overall, but in the playoffs, it can be the difference between moving on and going home. The Predators lost 3-straight in the opening round and still managed to win, and they lost the opening two games of this series, but have once again managed to claw back level. The margin for error is small when you play that way, and losing in OT in Game 4 could have made this a very different series. The Predators have all the momentum now, but it’s going to be interesting to see if they can capitalize on it back in San Jose.

Why Bet on the San Jose Sharks?

The Sharks have to be disappointed about heading back home with the series all tied up. They played some solid defensive hockey in the opening 2 games of the series, but then turned around and gave up 8 goals in the 2 games played in Nashville. This has to be cause for concern, as the Predators are not what you would call an offensive juggernaut. The Sharks have won 3 of their 4 home games in the playoffs so far, and with 2 home games left in this series, they still have to be considered the favorites to move on. If they can pay some shut down hockey again, they should be able to get their noses in front once more.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

The way in which the Predators are playing in the postseason is a little odd, as they have looked like two totally different teams at times. That catches up with you at some point, and I think it will happen in Game 5.

Nashville Predators 2 San Jose Sharks 3