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Sharks Are Riding a Lenghty Winning Streak vs Flyers

The Pacific Division-leading San Jose Sharks will look to post their eighth win in nine outings overall and 19th in their last 20 contests with the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday when the teams collide at the SAP Center.

Shark Bites
  • The Sharks are 7-1 in their last 8 games.
  • The Flyers are 1-8-1 in the last 10 meetings in San Jose.
  • The Flyers are 1-4 in their last 5 games.

Sharks goaltender Martin Jones has allowed just five goals during his three-game winning streak and has stopped 51 of 53 shots to win both career outings vs Philadelphia. On the other side of the fence, Flyers starting netminder Steve Mason allowed five goals on 24 shots in a 6-3 loss to St. Louis on Wednesday to see his save percentage dip to .897 in his last eight games.

Philly’s power play has all but disappeared in the last few weeks, as the Flyers are 1-for-19 with the man advantage in their last seven affairs.

When the Flyers travel to Northern California, the OVER is paying out. The OVER is 5-2 in the last seven between Philly and the Sharks in San Jose.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the San Jose Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -165 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Friday's contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-1.4 result in favor of the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Philadelphia Flyers vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Sharks sit at 22-12-1 on the season; in comparison, the Philadelphia Flyers are currently 20-13-4. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 6-18-11 OU, and Philadelphia is 19-13-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the San Jose Sharks at No. 12 and the Philadelphia Flyers at No. 21 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.57 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.08 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 15.52% while the Flyers defense kills off 81.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Blues on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -138 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -106 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Philadelphia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Jose is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
  • San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • San Jose is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at Anaheim, Sunday, January 1st
San Jose at Los Angeles, Saturday, December 31st