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San Jose Sharks vs. Calgary Flames - 3/31/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks
Date & Time Sunday March 31, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
SAP Center
San Jose, California
The Line
The Line: Calgary Flames +104 / San Jose Sharks -124 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
NSCA
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The Calgary Flames and San Jose Sharks meet Sunday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Calgary Flames look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 35 goals, Mark Giordano has 56 assists and Sean Monahan has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their opponents power plays. David Rittich has given up 104 goals on 1,171 shots faced and Mike Smith has allowed 103 goals on 1,029 shots. The Calgary Flames have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.

The San Jose Sharks look for another win after losing seven of their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 37 goals, Brent Burns has 65 assists and Logan Couture has 187 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 63 goals on 557 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 168 goals on 1,621 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in each of their last nine games.

The Flames are 35-17 in their last 52 games playing on 1 days rest, 19-7 in their last 26 Sunday games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 games as a home favorite, 1-7 in their last 8 games as a favorite and 6-1 in their last 7 Sunday games. The Flames are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose and 1-7 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in Flames last 8 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Sharks last 5 overall.

The San Jose Sharks finally snapped their losing streak last night with a win over the Vegas Golden Knights, and now they play a Flames squad they've beaten in seven of the last eight meetings. The Calgary Flames are playing better hockey these last couple of weeks and are much more trustworthy defensively, but sometimes a team has another teams number, and that clearly seems to be the case here. I'll back the Sharks to win back to back games.

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -124

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