San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Scotiabank Saddledome to play the Calgary Flames on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +113 and the Flames at -125.
San Jose has a record of 16-10-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-4-1. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 79 goals and given up 69 goals for a point differential of +10. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-13-0 and an over/under record of 8-20-0. Calgary is 16-12-3 including 8-8-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 89 goals and surrendered 96 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 16-15-0 while their over/under record is 15-15-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 16-13-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 8-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 16-15-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 15-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
12/10/17 RW Barclay Goodrow Lower Body is out indefinitely
12/09/17 LW Mikkel Boedker Undisclosed IR (12/01)
12/02/17 RW Joonas Donskoi Lower Body IR (11/28)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/12/17 RW Jaromir Jagr Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs San Jose
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Joe Thornton has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 5 goals this year with 46 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Logan Couture averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 15 goals on 69 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the season. Martin Jones has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 579 shots against him and he's given up 49 goals. He's made 530 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Sean Monahan has scored 30 total points this year for the Flames. He has 17 goals this season with 86 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 12 goals on 92 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Mike Smith has 13 wins and 9 losses this year in goal for the Flames. He has 836 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 768 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 35 total points this season, which ranks them 18th in the NHL. They are 28th in the league in goals scored with 79 while they've given up 69 goals, ranking them 31st overall. They have had 102 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th in the NHL. The Sharks have allowed 97 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, putting them 2nd in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.25% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 4th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flames are 12th in the NHL with a total of 35 points this year. They have 20 power play goals on 106 opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That ranks them 17th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 100 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. That is 26th in the NHL. As a team, the Flames are 18th in the league with 89 goals scored while they've given up 96 goals, which is 11th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.68%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 18th in the NHL.
San Jose is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.3%, as they've attempted 1,856 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,626 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.9% as they have 1,353 attempts while they have given up 1,157 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.9% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.1% for the season. That is 27th overall in the NHL. They have 884 face-off wins compared to 853 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense San Jose has 568 hits and they have blocked 469 shots from the opposition, putting them 7th overall.
The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.6% for the year. That ranks them 11th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 939 face-off wins as opposed to 957 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Calgary has 518 hits and they've blocked 414 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 26th in blocked shots. Calgary is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 52.2% as they've tried 1,968 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,802 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 10th in the NHL at 51.2%, as they have 1,457 shots while they've given up 1,388 attempts on defense.
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