Predators vs. Sharks Game 1 Total Pick
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks open up their conference semifinal series tonight at 10:30PM ET. Will there be fireworks in Game 1?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Sharks are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Predators are getting a money line of +135 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 5 goals.
San Jose is 50-30-7 on the season, 19-20-4 at home and 44-35 with the over. Nashville is 45-30-14 overall, 21-17-7 on the road and 36-34 with the under. These two teams met three times during the season, with the Predators winning two of three meetings, including a 2-1 win in San Jose. Nashville had a 10-6 edge in goals over the three games.
Nashville opens up their seven-game series against San Jose, who beat the Kings in five games. The Sharks scored six goals in Game 5 to get the three-goal win and wrap up the series. Joe Pavelski scored five goals against the Kings and now has 43 counting his regular-season tallies. However, San Jose goaltender Martin Jones has had a tough time against Nashville, going 0-2-2 with a 3.62 goals-against average and a .863 save percentage.
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