Sharks vs Flames NHL Betting Lines & Game Preview

Sharks vs Flames NHL Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on February 6, 2019

Pacific Division leading Calgary hosts the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Flames hold a 4 point advantage over San Jose. The Sharks know that with a win they could start to make up ground on the Flames. Will SJ pull it off, or will Calgary increase their division lead?

Sharks vs Flames NHL Betting Lines & Game Preview

  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, CA
  • TV: ESPN+ / RSN1
  • Radio: San Jose / Calgary
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Calgary -134
  • Over/Under Total Odds: Off

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet +110?

The San Jose Sharks averages around 6 more shots per game than their opponents. That’s what’s kept San Jose in the hunt for the Pacific Division.

If San Jose can do what they almost always do, hold Calgary to less shots than what they take, they should have a great chance at the upset. The Sharks average 3.6 goals per, which ranks third in NHL. San Jose only must take more shots than the Flames to win on Thursday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 34.5
  • Power Plays: 24.4%
  • Face-Offs: 50.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.1
  • Shots Against: 28.6
  • Penalty Kills: 81.9%
  • Shutouts: 3

Why Calgary Flames are a good bet -129?

While San Jose beats their opponents by taking more shots, the Calgary Flames beat their opponents by being more efficient with their shots. Calgary averages 31.8 shots per. That ranks thirteenth in the league.

Calgary converts those shots into 3.7 goals per, though. That ranks second behind only Tampa Bay in NHL. The Flames don’t believe in volume of shots. They prefer to be efficient on offense and take quality shots. That style could reap major rewards.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.7
  • Shots For: 31.8
  • Power Plays: 23.2%
  • Face-Offs: 52.5%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.8
  • Shots Against: 29.2
  • Penalty Kills: 79.4%
  • Shutouts: 3

NHL Betting Trends for Sharks vs Flames

  • San Jose is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • San Jose is 10-3 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of San Jose’s last 7 games
  • Calgary is 2-4 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Calgary is 9-2 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Calgary’s last 10 games

Sharks vs Flames Final NHL Betting Analysis

The Flames dominated the Sharks the last time they faced them. The game took place on Dec. 31 and Calgary connected on 8 goals in an 8-5 victory. Although the odds imply San Jose has a shot to beat the Flames on Thursday night, the Sharks are hard to back.

Sometimes, teams just don’t matchup well with their opponents. Calgary ranks in the Top 10 in goals allowed per. They only allow their opponents to shoot 29.2 times, and they’ve been playing well, going 3-1 in their last 4. Calgary gets the nod.

NHL Betting Pick: Calgary Flames -129

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