Philadelphia Flyers vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/28/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (12-8-2) at Philadelphia Flyers (8-9-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 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 Tuesday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The San Jose Sharks look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 13 goals, Joe Thornton has 11 assists and Joe Pavelski has 62 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 14 goals on 175 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 32 goals on 458 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
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The Philadelphia Flyers are getting desperate for a victory that would snap an eight-game losing streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Sean Couturier leads Philadelphia with 13 goals, Jakub Voracek has 22 assists and Claude Giroux has 45 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 47 goals on 496 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed 17 goals on 202 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed four or more goals in each of their last five games.
The Sharks are 39-18 in their last 57 Tuesday games, 7-3 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games, 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 16-36 in their last 52 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia, 17-4-2 in the last 23 meetings and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Flyers are getting close to snapping their losing streak, as three of their last four games have gone into overtime, but the bottom line is that they continue to find ways to lose these tight games. The losing skid and the fact they're on the end of a back to back doesn't help them against the San Jose Sharks, a team that's beaten them badly over the years. While winning the last two meetings, the Sharks have still won seven of the last 10 against the Flyers and 17 of the last 23 overall. Hard not to side with the Sharks on the road here.