Friday, March 31, 2017
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The San Jose Sharks head to Scotiabank Saddledome to play the Calgary Flames on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +118 and the Flames at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
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San Jose comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 43-26-7 and on the road they have a record of 19-16-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 206 goals and given up 186 goals for a point differential of +20. The Sharks have an overall record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-33 and an over/under record of 20-34-22. Calgary shows up with a record of 43-30-4 including 23-16-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 212 goals and surrendered 208 for a goal differential of +4. The Flames have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 39-34 while their over/under record sits at 32-35-10.
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Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 41-33 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 20-34-22 against the over/under
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 39-34 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 32-35-10 against the over/under
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/28/17 C Logan Couture Facial "?" Thursday vs. Edmonton
03/28/17 C Micheal Haley Suspension Served probable Thursday vs. Edmonton
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 28 goals this season with 219 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 24.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 28 goals on 298 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. Martin Jones has 33 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,585 shots against him and has given up 139 goals. He has made 1,446 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Mikael Backlund has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Flames. He has 21 goals this season with 190 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 17.5 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau has averaged 18.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 17 goals on 170 shots. He has 42 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 18 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 968 shots against him and has given up 87 goals. He has made 881 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 93 total points this season. They have scored 206 goals while giving up 186 goals. They have had 232 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Sharks have allowed 195 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.02% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames have a total of 90 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 243 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 261 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 212 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.38%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 50.7% as they've attempted 4,383 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,268 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.1% as they have 3,288 attempts while they've given up 3,029 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. They have 2,123 face off wins compared to 2,299 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48%. On defense San Jose has 1,454 hits and they've blocked 1,239 shots from the opposition.
Calgary has attempted 4,227 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,145 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 3,124 shots while they've given up 3,089 attempts on defense. The Flames have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.1% as they've compiled 2,300 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,381 face off losses. On defense Calgary has blocked 1,056 shot attempts and they have 1,464 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Flames NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Calgary -130
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary -130
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