Looking to win big? The Sharks and Flames face off at 9:00 ET on NBCS. The Flames are hosting the game at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 6 goals and the Flames are the -1.5 favorite to win at home vs. the Sharks.

SAN JOSE SHARKS VS CALGARY FLAMES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE CALGARY FLAMES:

  • Our prediction for this game is that the Flames will come out on top with a projected score of 4-2.
  • Take the Flames on the moneyline
  • The Flames should also cover at -1.5

Can the Sharks Offense Score Enough in Calgary?

On the season, the Sharks have gone 14-33-5, which has them sitting in 15th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, San Jose has gone 7-21, and they are just 5-12 against Pacific Division foes. In their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 4-6, and over their last five games, they have gone 2-3. On the road, San Jose has gone just 5-20-3, and they have lost three of their last four games away from home.

San Jose has been the underdog in all 52 games they have played this season, and they have gone 14-33-5 in those games. Over their last three games, the Sharks have gone 1-2, and they are 0-0-0 this season when they have been the underdog. In the Pacific Division, San Jose is in 8th place, and they have played 24 games at home this season, going 9-13-2.

On the season, the Sharks have an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game, and they have 28 losses by more than one goal. So far, San Jose has gone 24-28 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have an average scoring margin of -1.5 goals per game on the road.

Currently, the Sharks have won three games in a row against the puck line and their road puck line record is at 12-16. Across their last ten road games, San Jose has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring San Jose is 5.9. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 20-29-3.

Across their last three road contests, San Jose has a 3-0 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 2 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Sharks have an average of 2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 32nd in the league. The San Jose offense is ranked 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 31st in the NHL.

San Jose’s leading goal scorer is Tomas Hertl. So far this season, he has 15 goals, placing him 102nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Hertl has 19 assists this season.

The Flames defense is currently 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 24th with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Calgary, goalie Mackenzie Blackwood has started 29 games in this season. His current record is 8-17, and his save percentage stands at 0.904%.

Can the Calgary Offense Score Enough at Home?

With a record of 25-23-5, the Flames sit in 5th place in the Pacific Division and 10th in the Western Conference. At home, Calgary has gone 12-11-1 this season, and they are 12-10-2 when favored. Over their last ten games, the Flames have gone 5-5, and they have won four of their last five games.

So far this season, Calgary has gone 15-15 against other Western Conference teams, and they have been favored in 24 of their 53 games. In all, the Flames have earned 55 points this season.

Calgary comes into the game with a puck line record of 27-26 and they have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this year, the Flames have been favored in 24 games, and their puck line record when favored is just 7-17.

At home, Calgary has gone 11-13 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is at .0 goals per game. The Flames have gone just 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten home games and their puck line record at home is 16-13.

This season, Calgary’s games are averaging 6.2 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Flames currently have an over/under record of 29-23-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, San Jose has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.

Offensively, the Flames come into the game at 3.1 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 11th position in the league. Calgary’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 4th in the NHL.

Calgary’s current leading scorer is Blake Coleman. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 34th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.

Calgary defense takes on the Sharks ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 24th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Dustin Wolf gets the start and has made four starts this season. His record at this point is 1-2, and his save percentage is 0.298%.