Facing each other for the final time this season, the San Jose Sharks and the Philadelphia Flyers face off at the Wells Fargo Center for a West-versus-East matchup. NBC Sports Philadelphia will broadcast the matchup, which gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 28.
San Jose Sharks at Philadelphia Flyers Odds
San Jose is 12-10 straight up (SU) and has lost 1.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 22 regular season outings, 16 of its games have gone under the total, while five have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Sharks team is 5-3 SU on the road.
San Jose has converted on 16.9 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Its penalty kill is ranked second overall, and the teams successfully killed off a whopping 88.2 percent of all penalties.
For the team as a whole, the Sharks have been sent to the penalty box just 3.8 times per game this season, and 3.1 per game over its past ten games. The team has been forced to defend opponent power plays just 7.3 minutes per game over their last 10 outings.
Averaging 25.1 saves per game with a .930 save percentage, Martin Jones (10-7-2) has been the best option in goal for San Jose this season. If San Jose decides to rest him, however, they might turn to Aaron Dell (2-6-1), who has a .920 save percentage and 2.23 goals against average this year.
Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl will both be relied on to produce for the visiting Sharks. Couture (19 points) has tallied 13 goals and six assists, and has recorded two or more points four times. Hertl has five goals and nine assists to his creditand has logged a point in nine games.
On the other side of the rink, Philadelphia is 8-16 straight up (SU) and has lost 9.8 units for moneyline bettors this year. 12 of its outings have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 4-8 SU at home this season.
The Flyers have converted on just 19.2 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 28th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 75.3 percent of all penalties.
Philadelphia skaters have been whistled for penalties 4.2 times per game in total this season, 4.6 per game over their last five games total, and 4.2 per game over their last five at home. The teams been forced to kill penalties just 8.4 minutes per game over their last five home outings.
Brian Elliott has stopped 27.6 shots per game as the top choice in goal for the Flyers. Elliott has six wins, 12 losses, and six OT losses to his name and has registered a pedestrian 2.96 goals against average and a fairly-weak .905 save percentage this season.
Jakub Voracek (seven goals, 22 assists) will pace the offensive attack for the Flyers.
San Jose Sharks vs. Philadelphia Flyers Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Flyers, O/U – Under
- Philadelphia is 0-2 in games decided by a shootout this season while San Jose is 1-1 in shootouts.
- This game features two clubs that shoot the puck early and often. San Jose has attempted the leagues 10th-most shots on goal (32.8) and Philadelphia has attempted the 10th-most (33.0).
- Philadelphia has scored just 2.4 goals per game (while giving up 3.9) on its eight-game losing skid.