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NHL betting line favors Sharks over Flames

Calgary Flames

San Jose Sharks
16-26-7 January 20, 2014, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 31-12-6

The Sharks get a visit from the Calgary Flames in hockey action on Monday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Flames will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 16-26-7 this season, while the Sharks are 31-12-6. Calgary is 23-25-1 on the totals; San Jose is 23-22-4.

View Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sharks as -290 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Sharks and the No. 30-ranked Flames, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

The Flames were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

In their last action, San Jose was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Lightning. Bettors on San Jose at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 5-ranked offense (3.22 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.18 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 18.92% rate while the Flames have a 80.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Calgary home to Phoenix, Wednesday, January 22nd
San Jose home to Winnipeg, Thursday, January 23rd