Philadelphia Flyers vs. San Jose Sharks - 2/25/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (26-32-4) at Philadelphia Flyers (35-20-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers -210 / San Jose Sharks +188 --- Over/Under: 6
The San Jose Sharks and Philadelphia Flyers meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The San Jose Sharks need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 21 goals, Erik Karlsson has 34 assists and Brent Burns has 202 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 86.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 80 goals on 976 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 104 goals on 983 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 15 games.
The Philadelphia Flyers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Philadelphia Flyers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Travis Konecny leads Philadelphia with 21 goals, Sean Couturier has 36 assists and Claude Giroux has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Philadelphia Flyers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Brian Elliott has given up 78 goals on 769 shots faced and Carter Hart has allowed 84 goals on 921 shots. The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Sharks are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Philadelphia and 21-3-2 in the last 26 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
These teams appear to be heading in completely different directions and the San Jose Sharks are a very tough team to trust due to their defensive issues, especially on the road. The Philadelphia Flyers should be favored in this game and should win it. However, the Sharks have won four straight games against the Flyers and eight of the last 10 meetings overall. In fact, the Sharks have won 80.7 percent of the last 26 meetings against the Flyers. Knowing the history, it's hard not to take a shot in the dark with the road team.