Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, and the Calgary Flames will face off against Erik Karlsson, Evander Kane, and the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in a divisional showdown. Sportsnet West will broadcast the game, and the opening face-off takes place at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 10.
Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks Odds
Each team currently has an identical -110 money line in this one and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under) at NJ PointsBet Sportsbook.
Calgary is 28-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 6.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 56 regular season outings, 28 of its games have gone under the total, while 25 have gone over and just three have pushed. This 2019-20 Flames team is 15-14 SU on the road.
Calgary has converted on 20.3 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 12th overall, and it has successfully killed off 81.5 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 28.1 saves per game with a .909 save percentage, David Rittich (21-19-5) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary this year. If head coach Geoff Ward chooses to rest him, however, Calgary could turn to Cam Talbot (7-12-1), who has a .918 save percentage and 2.72 goals against average this year.
On the other bench, San Jose is 24-31 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. 29 of its outings have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just two have pushed. The team’s 14-14 SU at home this season.
The Sharks have converted on just 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that places them in the bottom 5 overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked first overall, and it’s successfully killed off 86.9 percent of all opponent power plays.
Martin Jones has stopped 24.8 shots per game as the primary choice in goal for the Sharks. Jones has 13 wins, 20 losses, and two overtime losses and has recorded a poor .889 save percentage and 3.25 goals against average this year.
Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks Free Picks
Pick: SU Winner – Sharks, O/U – Under
The Sharks are 2-1 in games that go to shootout. The Flames are 6-1 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the total has gone over in three of their last five matches.
Five of Calgary’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 1-4 in those games.
The Sharks this season have dished out the 11th-most hits per game in the NHL (22.4).