San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames NHL Betting Prediction

NHL San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Prediction 4/18/2024

The San Jose Sharks (19-53-9) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (37-39-5) on Thursday, April 18th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on NBCS. Both the Sharks and Flames will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:00 ET.

Sharks vs Flames

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The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

With an overall record of 19-53-9, the Sharks have been one of the worst teams in the league this season. They are currently riding a two-game losing streak and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 16th place and 8th in the Pacific Division. On the road, the Sharks have gone 8-28-4, and they have been the underdog in all 81 of their games this year.

Over their last ten games, San Jose has gone just 3-7, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Sharks have gone 11-38, and they have gone 7-18 against teams in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have been the underdog in all 81 of their games, and they have gone 19-53-9 in those games.

San Jose enters this game with an overall puck line record of 37-44 and a road puck line record of 18-22. So far, the Sharks have 12 wins by just one goal and seven wins by multiple goals.

Over their last ten road games, the team’s puck line record is 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road is -1.9 goals per game. In their last ten games vs. the puck line, the team is 5-5.

Coming off a 9-2 loss on the road to the Oilers, the Sharks are hoping to bounce back today. Offensively, the Sharks couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, San Jose managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 21 shots on goal and committed 12 turnovers.

Entering the game as the underdog, San Jose not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. With a combined total of 11 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Calgary has gone 20-19-1, and they have been favored in 36 of their 81 games. Against the Western Conference, the Flames have gone 23-26 and are in 11th place in the standings.

Over their last ten games, Calgary has gone 4-6, and they have won three straight games when they have been favored. Overall, the Flames have gone 37-39-5 this season and are in 5th place in the Pacific Division.

Calgary comes into this game with a puck line record of 36-45 and an average scoring margin of -0.3 goals per game. So far, they have had 24 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal.

Over their last ten home games, the Flames have gone just 3-7 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game. So far, their puck line record at home is 17-23.

The Flames aim to bounce back following their 4-1 loss on the road to the Canucks. During the initial two periods, the Flames had trouble scoring on offense, but they turned things around by notching one goal in the third period. For the game, Calgary’s only goal came at even strength. Overall, they had 40 shots on goal vs. Vancouver.

As the underdog, Calgary suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 5 goals.

San Jose Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.2 goals per game which is 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. This season, the Sharks are 1-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 17-45 record.

The Sharks’ over/under record this season is 37-41-3. For the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Flames Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Flames come in averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, which is 20th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. Looking at how the Flames’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 24th in power play goals and 4th in shorthanded goals.

The Flames’ over/under record this season is 46-33-2. For the season, they have had 42 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.

San Jose Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Sharks head into the game ranked 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 34 shots per game against San Jose. So far, they are 28th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Calgary Team Defense

Defensively, the Flames come into the season ranked 22nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. For the season, they are ranked 27th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Sharks vs Flames Trends

  • Across their five previous road games, San Jose has an puck line mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 2-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across the Flames last five home games, the team averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-4, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Flames have gone 0-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-3.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the favorite, San Jose has an puck line mark of 1-4 while going 1-4 straight up.

Sharks vs Flames Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Flames is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -279, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Flames victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Sharks should cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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