Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks Matchup Preview 3/31/19

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Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, and the Calgary Flames will do battle against Brent Burns, Tomas Hertl, and the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in a divisional showdown. The match gets underway at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 31, and fans at home are able to watch the game live on Sportsnet.

Calgary Flames at San Jose Sharks Odds

Oddsmakers have not yet posted moneyline or Over/Under odds for this matchup.

Calgary is 48-30 straight up (SU) and has earned moneyline bettors 7.5 units this year. 39 of its matches have gone over the total, while 35 have gone under and just four have pushed. As the away team this season, the Flames are 22-16 SU.

Calgary has converted on 20.1 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a figure that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked 19th overall, and the team’s successfully killed off 79.6 percent of its penalties..

Sporting a .911 save percentage and 24.8 saves per game, David Rittich (27-16-5) has been the primary option in goal for Calgary this year. If it chooses to give him a rest, however, Calgary may turn to Mike Smith (23-17-2 record, .900 save percentage, 2.71 goals against average).

Despite posting a record of 44-34 straight up (SU), moneyline bettors have lost 11.4 units by wagering on San Jose this season. 43 of its contests have gone over the total, while 31 have gone under and just three have pushed. The team is 24-15 SU at home this year.

The Sharks have converted on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for sixth-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 18th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 79.6 percent of all opponent power plays.

Martin Jones (24.6 saves per game) has been the top netminder in the crease for the Sharks. Jones has 36 wins, 24 losses, and five OT losses and has recorded a mediocre 2.95 goals against average and a fairly-weak .896 save percentage this year.

Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Picks

Prediction: SU Winner – Flames, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The Flames are 0-4 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Sharks are 0-3 in shootouts.
  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five outings.
  • Eight of Calgary’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 7-1 in those games.
  • Calgary skaters created 20.0 hits per game last season, while the Sharks logged 18.4 hits per contest.