Sharks vs. Flames Prediction: NHL Betting Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Feb 06, 2019

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The Calgary Flames play their only home game in the span of 15 days on Thursday night in hosting the Pacific Division rival San Jose Sharks.

San Jose
46-27-6-3
AT
February 07, 2019, 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
50-25-3-4
Puckline +1.5 -195
Moneyline +125
Over / Under o +6.5

51%

Betting Action

49%

Puckline -1.5 +165
Moneyline -145
Over / Under u +6.5

51%

Betting Action

49%

Calgary comes off a two-game road trip and then goes back on the road for four games following Thursday’s matchup vs. San Jose. It’s the Sharks’ last visit of the regular season to the Saddledome. The teams could meet in the Western Conference semifinals, though, with Calgary leading the Pacific Division and San Jose second. The only other team with a chance to break into the Top 2 in the division is Vegas.

Sharks vs Flames Betting Analysis

It’s the third of four meetings between the Flames and Sharks, with Calgary visiting San Jose on March 31. They have split the first two, each winning at home. The Sharks prevailed 3-1 on Nov. 11 behind a goal and two assists from Joe Pavelski and 29 saves from Martin Jones. Mike Smith took the loss.

On New Year’s Eve at the Saddledome, Calgary won 8-5, with Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each scoring two goals and adding two assists. Sean Monahan had a career-high five assists. Aaron Dell allowed all eight goals for the Sharks, while David Rittich was in net for Calgary. Things got a bit heated late due to a huge and possibly dirty hit from Sam Bennett on San Jose’s Radim Simek. The Sharks’ Barclay Goodrow then jumped in to fight Bennett. NHL players have a long memory!

The home team is 8-2 in the past 10 meetings.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose has followed a three-game losing streak in which it allowed six goals in each with a three-game winning streak – all in overtime. It was 3-2 in Winnipeg on Tuesday as Pavelski scored 2:49 into OT shorthanded. Rarely see an OT winner that way. It was Pavelski’s team-leading 29th goal of the season, and he has eight points in the past two games. Logan Couture (20th) and Marcus Sorensen (11th) had the others. +

Jones allowed two goals on 27 shots to improve to 25-10-4 with a 2.92 goals-against-average and a .897 save percentage. The Sharks rank Top 10 in scoring (3.57 gpg), on the power play (24.5 per cent) and penalty kill (82.5 per cent). San Jose is 6-1 in its past seven vs. the West.

Calgary Flames

Calgary continues to lead the Western Conference in points (73) and goal differential (plus-45) – both behind only Eastern Conference power Tampa Bay. The Flames have been off since a 4-3 win Sunday at Carolina, their fourth victory in the past five games.

Calgary is loaded with former Hurricanes in coach Bill Peters and players Derek Ryan, Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin – they all scored in their first game back in North Carolina. Hanifin’s gave the Flames a 4-2 lead at 13:05 of the third. Garnet Hathaway had the other goal, coming shorthanded. Lindholm has a 10-game points streak. Calgary leads the NHL with 16 shorthanded goals. Rittich stopped 34 of 37 shots. Defenceman Travis Hamonic missed the game with a lower-body injury.

Sharks vs. Flames Prediction

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