Sharks vs Flames Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+162) Flames (-180)
Aaron Dell and the San Jose Sharks (22-27-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) travel to Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday where they'll take on the Calgary Flames (27-20-6, 4th in the Pacific Division). The line on this contest has the Sharks coming in at +162 and the Flames are at -180. The total opens at 6. The Sharks are covering 39.2% of the time, having gone 20-31 SU. The Flames are covering 44.7% of the time, going 21-26 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks step onto the ice with a record of 22 wins and 27 losses, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have earned a total of 134 goals which ranks them 12th in the conference and 27th in the league. Their goal differential is -42, putting them at 29th in the league. The Sharks currently have a total of 48 pts, which ranks them 26th in the league and 13th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,544 which ranks them 14th in the conference and 26th in the league. As a team, San Jose has collected a total of 1,142 hits which has them averaging 21.5 per contest. They currently have a total of 597 blocks for the year. The man in net for San Jose is Aaron Dell from Airdrie, Alberta. He is 30 years old and has played a total of 1,299 minutes minding the goal this season. Dell is surrendering 2.82 goals per contest which puts him at 12th in the West and 27th in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has allowed 61 goals. He has a save % of .911 which puts him at 18th in the West.
The San Jose Sharks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 3 - 0 defeat against the Tampa Bay Lightning in their previous game. The Sharks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in this loss. In this matchup, they converted 0 of the 30 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. San Jose earned 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Sharks was 47 and the Corsi against was 67 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 41.2%. Their Fenwick was 36 while the Fenwick against was 45, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 44.4%. They took 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 41.6% and they had a PDO of 90.3 in this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning racked up a total of 35 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty mins and they earned a total of 4 power play chances.
The Flames will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they sit with 27 victories and 20 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they currently sit 12th in the West and 25th in the league with -22. They currently have a total of 140 goals for the season which has them ranked at 11th in the West. Calgary has a save % as a team of .907 which has them sitting 15th in the league, which means scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 8.5% putting them at 13th in the conference. In net for Calgary is David Rittich who is having an ok year by allowing 2.87 goals per game and that has him ranked 17th in the Western Conference and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,234 minutes he's been on the ice, he's given up 107 goals. He holds a save % of .910, which ranks him 19th in the Western Conference and 36th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames went up against the Edmonton Oilers in an outing where the Flames took the loss by a mark of 8 - 3. For this outing, Calgary wound up with a 38.9% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 37 and their opponent having a Corsi of 58. They had a Fenwick percentage of 39.0% with a Fenwick of 32 and the Oilers having earned a 50 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Calgary played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their PDO at even strength was 96.0 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 57.6%. The Flames scored 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Oilers had 3 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal. Calgary gave way to 49 shots on goal and the Oilers earned a total of 45 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (+162)
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