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Flyers open as moneyline underdog vs Sharks

San Jose Sharks

Philadelphia Flyers
37-16-6 February 27, 2014, 07:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center 30-23-6

Wells Fargo Center hosts an NHL battle between the Philadelphia Flyers and the visiting San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

The Flyers currently sport a record of 30-23-6. The Sharks are 37-16-6. Betting totals have seen the Flyers post a 27-25-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sharks have gone 24-30-5 against the number.

View San Jose Sharks vs Philadelphia Flyers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -110 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Flyers - Sharks odds would favor the Sharks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose is at No. 11.

In their last action, San Jose was a 3-2 winner at home against the Blue Jackets. Bettors on San Jose at -171 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Philadelphia won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flames on February 8. Bettors who backed the Flyers at -170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 16-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.41 goals per game allowed. The Flyers powerplay has clicked at a 19.63% rate while the Sharks have a 83.66% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sharks at Flyers trends to consider:
San Jose is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games on the road
San Jose is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Buffalo, Friday, February 28th
Philadelphia home to New York, Saturday, March 1st