NHL San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators Same Game Parlay at +550 odds: Timo Meier makes his mark

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We were able to cash our first NHL Same Game Parlay of the season at +400 odds yesterday! We’ve got the same teams facing off today as they’re being featured in the NHL’s world tour in Prague, Czech Republic. Obviously, neither the Sharks nor Predators will have home-ice advantage, but Nashville seemed to bring that energy with them yesterday.

After being able to see the teams on the ice for the first time in a game that matters this season, let’s see how we can use that information to cash back-to-back SGPs. Along with this Same Game Parlay, be sure to check out our Predators vs Sharks picks for today’s game.

Predators ML (-170)

Over 5.5 total goals (-145)

Anytime goalscorer – Timo Meier (+165)

Parlay odds: +550

Let’s take a closer look at each leg of our parlay.

Nashville Predators ML (-170) over San Jose Sharks

We expected the Predators to get off to a hot start to their season, and they delivered. After the Sharks tied things up at 1-1, Nashville never looked back. They scored 3 unanswered goals while goaltender Juuse Saros locked down their own net. They were able to do so without a single point from Roman Josi, who finished last season with 96 points. That was the most among any defenseman, and expecting him to not at least record an assist today would likely be a mistake.

We’d add that prop to this SGP if possible, but we’ll get started with the Preds to get back-to-back wins. They were also able to record their first 3 goals without the help of Matt Duchene and Filip Forsberg. They should work alongside Josi for another strong day. Nashville also showed off one of their newest acquisitions in Nino Niederreiter. The former Hurricane knows what it takes to be on a winning team and scored the Preds’ third goal yesterday. This simply is a case of the Sharks being outmatched and they look set to head back to the States with an 0-2 record.

Be sure to check out our San Jose Sharks vs Nashville Predators predictions

Over 5.5 total goals (-145)

We targeted the under for yesterday’s game, which came to fruition with just 5 goals scored. However, we’re going to pivot away from that play and expect more goals to be scored in today’s game. With this being a back-to-back, both teams are set to have their backup goaltenders in net. On top of that, both teams are likely fatigued as they are not yet in true midseason form. That means slower defensive skates and therefore more scoring opportunities.

Both the Sharks and Preds will be starting backup goaltenders who were on different teams last season. San Jose has Kaapo Kahkonen between the pipes, who was with the Minnesota Wild last year. Not only was he a backup to Cam Talbot, the Wild went and signed Marc-Andre Fleury so that they would no longer need Kahkonen. Similarly, the Preds have former Blackhawk Kevin Lankinen protecting their net. He should get the job done against a mediocre Sharks team, but it may not be perfect. He was 8-15 with Chicago last season and therefore will likely give up a goal or two.

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Anytime goalscorer – Timo Meier (+165)

That’s right, we’re targeting a Sharks skater for our anytime goalscorer prop. Not only does it greatly increase our payout, it doesn’t mean the Preds can’t still win the game. San Jose scored just a single goal yesterday, and this time one should come from Meier. We already discussed Preds’ goaltender Lankinen is unlikely to have a perfect performance, and Meier should be the one to find the net. He took the 3rd-most shots in the NHL last season with 326, which was behind only Auston Matthews and Alex Ovechkin. He scored 35 goals in the process, and took another 5 shots in yesterday’s game. Meier was able to score a goal on the Preds in Nashville last season, so he can do the same even further from home today.

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