Philadelphia Flyers vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/19/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (10-8-0) at Philadelphia Flyers (6-8-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, CSN
The San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers meet Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The San Jose Sharks look to stay hot on the road with their fifth straight victory away from home. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.1 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 10 goals, Brent Burns has 10 assists and Patrick Marleau has 53 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 76.8 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones is allowing 31 goals on 380 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 12 goals on 113 shots. Jones has allowed seven goals in his last three games. Ben Smith is questionable with a head injury.
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The Philadelphia Flyers could use a big win here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 1.9 goals per game and are scoring on 14.8 percent of their power plays. Claude Giroux leads Philly with six goals, Mark Streit has six assists and Brayden Schenn has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 75.4 percent of their power play chances. Michal Neuvirth has allowed 17 goals on 277 shots faced and Steve Mason has given up 32 goals on 327 shots. Mason has given up nine goals in his last three games. Michal Neuvirth is questionable with a upper-body injury.
The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record. The Sharks are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia and 14-2-2 in the last 18 meetings overall.
The Flyers can't win overall and certainly are struggling the most on their home ice. Meanwhile, the Sharks are flat out getting it done on the road and have owned Philly over the years. Have to side with San Jose here.