It wasn’t so very long ago that the idea of hockey in California was not considered to be a very good one. That all changed with the arrival of Wayne Gretzky in LA, and now hockey is a hot ticket there and in San Jose. The two California teams are currently sharing the top billing in the Pacific Division, and the Sharks will have a chance to skate their way to the top when they take the trip to Philadelphia to face the Flyers on Thursday.
Flyers vs Sharks Game Information and Opening NHL LinesDate/Time: Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:00 PM ET Venue: Wells Fargo Center Opening Lines: Philadelphia +115, San Jose -123(Live Stream Option)At least the Sharks can take solace in the fact that they do not have the problems currently being experienced by the Philadelphia Flyers (6-8-4). This is a team with problems all over the ice, as they can’t score goals, and they seem unable to keep the opposition out. The Flyers only have 2 wins in their last 11 starts, and they are sinking ever closer to the cellar of the Metropolitan Division. The truth of the matter here is that this is not really that unexpected, as we all knew coming into this season that the Flyers are a work in progress. How they have played so far shows just how much work needs to be done, as this current crop of players is doing little to inspire confidence in the top brass.
Key NHL Lines Betting Trends
- San Jose is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing Philadelphia
- San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
- Philadelphia is 1-14-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing San Jose
- Philadelphia is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose