Sharks vs. Flames - 1/17/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Calgary Flames (23-18-3) at San Jose Sharks (24-16-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -163 / Calgary Flames +147 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks square off Saturday night at the SAP Center.
The Calgary Flames are trying to hang around in the Pacific by splitting their last six games. The Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The Calgary Flames have scored one power play goal in their last five games and have won four of their last five games when scoring at least three goals overall. Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau have combined for 26 goals, Mark Giordano has 26 assists and Sean Monahan has 111 shots on goal. Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Jonas Hiller has allowed 68 goals on 764 shots faced and Karri Ramo has given up 39 goals on 406 shots.
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The San Jose Sharks are getting back in the thick of the Pacific by winning five of their last eight. The Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have scored two power play goals in their last five games and have won 11 straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 24 assists and Logan Couture has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in three straight games. Alex Stalock has allowed 26 goals on 294 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 83 goals on 955 shots.
The Flames are 6-0 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Sharks are 8-3 in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record. The Flames are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in San Jose.
The San Jose Sharks are finally starting to play consistent hockey and haven't given the Flames much to cheer about on their home ice. As long as you don't mind the steep chalk, San Jose has to be the pick here.