San Jose Sharks at Calgary Flames - 3/22/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Calgary Flames (38-16-8) vs San Jose Sharks (27-27-8)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -270 / San Jose Sharks +214 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Calgary Flames host the San Jose Sharks in Tuesday NHL Action.
The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 27-27-8. Through 62 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 163 times, good for a rank of 27th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.11 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 13th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 38-16-8. This mark places them 1st in the Pacific division. Through 62 games, the Flames have scored 215 goals, giving them an average of 3.44. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Calgary is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.4 goals per contest. So far, the Flames have played the 21st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Calgary's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 2nd in the NHL.
Through 57 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier with 59 points. He has reached his mark of 26 goals, on a shooting percentage of 10.7%. So far, 42.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 24 assists to go along with his 25 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -5.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.8 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Calgary Flames leader in points is Johnny Gaudreau. In Calgary's 62 games, he has come up with 28 goals and 52 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 13.8%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Elias Lindholm. Of his 31 goals, 26.0% have come during power play time. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +44. Calgary's top goalie is Jacob Markstrom, who is giving up an average of 2.06 goals per game. In his 48 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
On the season, the San Jose Sharks have a per-game scoring differential of -0.52. Things haven't gone any better on the road as they are losing road games by an average of -0.28 goals. As the San Jose Sharks get set to take on the Flames, they have a below .500 record over their past five games, going 2-3. During this stretch, they have scored 14 goals, accounting for 52.0% of the scoring in these contests. On the other side, even when playing on the road, Calgary has a positive scoring margin. Look for the Flames to pull out the win over San Jose.
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