San Jose Sharks vs. Calgary Flames - 11/3/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (4-6-1) at San Jose Sharks (6-4-0)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -204 / Calgary Flames +160 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks square off late Thursday night in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Calgary Flames look for a strong road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 9.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Michael Frolik leads Calgary with five goals, Troy Brouwer has three assists and Sean Monahan has 21 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 72.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 25 goals on 226 shots faced and Chad Johnson has allowed nine goals on 91 shots. The Calgary Flames have lost six of their seven games this season when allowing three or more goals.
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The San Jose Sharks look to remain unbeaten at home while building on their 6-4 start to the NHL season. The Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 22.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with four goals, Tomas Hertl has four assists and Brent Burns has 56 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has given up 20 goals on 232 shots faced and Aaron Dell has allowed two goals on 23 shots. The San Jose Sharks have won all six games this season when allowing less than three goals.
The Flames are 16-35 in their last 51 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flames are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The juice for this game is crazy high, but there's no denying that the San Jose Sharks have been very sharp on their home ice to start the season. The Flames have also been very inconsistent overall and are giving up a ton of goals. I have to side with the Sharks to remain undefeated on their home ice.