San Jose vs Nashville NHL Playoffs Game 4 Betting Guide

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,May 4, 2016 10:42, EST in

Every year in the NHL playoffs, there is a team that comes out of nowhere and makes an unlikely run deep into the postseason. It’s favor to say that this season’s team is going to come from the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators series. I know that I wasn’t alone in predicting that those two teams would have first round exits, but both somehow defied the odds, The Sharks took out an LA Kings team that was oozing with playoff experience and Stanley Cup rings, while the Nashville Predators came back from the dead to take out the Anaheim Ducks in a series that ended up costing the Ducks coach his job. Nashville are going to have to pull another rabbit out of the hat in this series, as they started things out by losing the opening 2 games. They did get one back in Game 3, but this one could well end up being the pivotal game in the whole series. You can keep up to date with all the hockey online betting odds for this game by visiting MyBookie.ag.

How To Bet The Sharks vs Predators NHL Playoffs Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, May 5 at 9 PM EST
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
TV: CNBC
Radio: Sharks and Predators
Live Stream: CNBC
NHL Odds: TBA

Why bet on the San Jose Sharks

The Sharks won their series versus the Kings by playing solid defensively, and they delivered more of the same in Games 1 and 2 of this series. It all fell apart a little with a 4-1 loss in Game 3, but you have to wonder of that was just a blip on the radar or a sign that they may be starting to crack. The Sharks know that they have a huge postseason edge over the Predators when playing on home ice, and they will want the chance to close things out when heading home for Game 5. They know what Nashville did in the opening round, and will know that they cannot risk giving the Preds any sort of momentum.

Why bet on the Nashville Predators

When you look at the difference between games played in the regular season and those played in the playoffs, you see a huge difference. The tempo and intensity goes up several notches in the postseason, which is why it’s easy to dismiss the regular season match-ups between teams. The Predators bested the Sharks in the regular season, but have now lost 5 straight games to them on the road in the playoffs. They have to put that out of their heads and take care of business on home ice in order to get back into this series. The big difference in their Game 3 win was special teams, as they scored twice on the PP, whilst shutting the Sharks down on their man advantage attempts. They need more of the same in Game 4.

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My Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

When you look at how the Sharks have played throughout these playoffs, you get the sense that Game 3 of this series was an aberration. I think they get back to the style that has brought them this far, and that they come away with the win.

San Jose Sharks 3 Nashville Predators 2