San Jose Sharks vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 12/28/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia Flyers (21-11-5) at San Jose Sharks (16-20-3)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks +104 / Philadelphia Flyers -115 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia Flyers and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. James van Riemsdyk leads Philadelphia with 12 goals, Travis Konecny has 22 assists and Jakub Voracek has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 45 goals on 462 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 51 goals on 606 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed one goal in three of their last four games.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 14 goals, Erik Karlsson has 24 assists and Brent Burns has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 87.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 37 goals on 361 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 87 goals on 779 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 11 games.
The Flyers are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite, 23-8 in their last 31 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Sharks are 8-22 in their last 30 games as an underdog, 1-7 in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 home games. The over is 3-1-1 in Flyers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Sharks last 7 overall. The Flyers are 2-10-1 in the last 13 meetings in San Jose and 3-20-2 in the last 25 meetings. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Jose.
The San Jose Sharks have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Flyers, which includes a 4-3 overtime win back in early November. The problem is the Sharks continue to have defensive issues and those usually don't improve on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime. The Philadelphia Flyers are back to their winning ways with an impressive effort defensively, and they've been money all year in the favorite role. I'll gladly take this cheap price with the Flyers on the road.