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Flyers' Impotent Offense Looks For Answers Against San Jose

After winning eight of nine games, the Sharks have now dropped three straight contests and will look to stop the bleeding today against the Philadelphia Flyers, a team that’s in a worse slump than they are. The futile Flyers have now scored a grand total of one goal in their last three games and won’t be done any favors by a fairly stingy San Jose squad this afternoon.

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games on the road against the Flyers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Flyers' last 5 games at home.
  • The Flyers are scoring on 3.9 percent of their shots this month.

17 years. That’s how long it’s been since the Flyers have beaten the Sharks on their home ice. Since then, they’ve tied them once, back when ties were a thing, and lost to them eight consecutive times – often by embarrassing scorelines. With their current lack of anything that even resembles offense, it’s hard to see the Flyers ending that streak today.

All-in-all, it’s been a great year for the Sharks against the Eastern Conference. They’re 16-7-1 against opponents from the East and 3-1 in the only four games they’ve been the underdog in those matchups.

Unless Dave Hakstol smartens up and starts giving his talented players like Shayne Gostisbehere the minutes they deserve, this representation of anti-offense will continue. If the Ghost is once again a healthy scratch in this one, I’m going to be all over the Sharks.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Philadelphia Flyers were listed earlier today as 120 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.1 win for the Sharks on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 33-18-4 this season, while the Flyers are 26-22-7. San Jose is 14-24-17 against the total, while Philadelphia is 25-23-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs San Jose injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Philadelphia Flyers at No. 28 and the San Jose Sharks at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Philadelphia Flyers No. 21-ranked offense (2.64 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 21.16% rate while the Sharks have a 80.69% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose was a 6-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They lost as +104 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 3-1 loser at home against the Islanders. Bettors on New York at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Jose is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
  • San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games
  • Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at New Jersey, Sunday, February 12th
Philadelphia at Calgary, Wednesday, February 15th

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