San Jose Sharks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 11/3/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Flyers (6-7-0) at San Jose Sharks (6-4-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -175 / Philadelphia Flyers +145 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSP+, NSCA
The Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Wayne Simmonds leads Philadelphia with seven goals, Claude Giroux has 10 assists and Jakub Voracek has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 3.8 goals per game and are killing 68.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 30 goals on 280 shots faced and Michal Neuvirth has allowed six goals on 22 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
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The San Jose Sharks could also use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with nine goals, Brent Burns has 12 assists and Logan Couture has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 87 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 11 goals on 127 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 24 goals on 246 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in each of their last five games.
The Flyers are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Sharks are 10-3 in their last 13 Saturday games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Flyers are 2-9-1 in the last 12 meetings in San Jose and 7-20-3 in the last 30 meetings. The over is 20-8-3 in Flyers last 31 overall and the over is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 overall.
Both of these teams have been hit or miss this season, but it's the San Jose Sharks who have had the upper hand over the Philadelphia Flyers over the years and continue to play their best hockey at home. Also, you can't trust the Philadelphia Flyers defensive issues on the road, even though they've won back-to-back road games. The Flyers get crushed on defense more times than not and are still giving up 3.4 goals per game on the road this season. I'll take the Sharks at home.