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Flames Take on Sharks in Coming-of-Age Matchup at the Saddledome

Someone call the fire department, the Calgary Flames are climbing back into the playoff race and they’ve done it on the backs of a goaltending duo that, aside from a recent effort against the Vancouver Canucks, has been red-hot. Sitting six points back of the Sharks for first place in the Pacific, the Flames will host their SoCal division rivals this evening looking to climb to within four points of the defending Western Conference champions.

  • The visiting team is 4-1 in its last 5 games in this matchup.
  • The Sharks are 10-3 in their last 13 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Sharks' last 3 games.

The Sharks have started to establish their dominance in the Western Conference and can put some distance between themselves and the Ducks with a win at the Saddledome tonight. A problem for them, however, is that they’ve struggled on the road against teams in their conference as they’ve gone 3-5-1 in those games.

Calgary is by most metrics a middle-of-the-table team. The Flames still have a long way to go before they turn some of their young studs into established superstars but this is the kind of game that can put some hair on their chest. The Flames opened as the very slight home underdog and that bodes well for them on the +1.5 puckline. Calgary has the eighth-best puckline record in the NHL at 22-20 and should be able to keep this game within a goal.

With an OVER/UNDER record of 9-20-12, the Sharks are still one of the best UNDER bets in the NHL and if Chad Johnson and Martin Jones get the starts for their respective teams, you’re probably good to bet on this one to stay below the total.

San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Calgary Flames are 22-19-2 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 25-14-2. As for the totals, Calgary is 17-21-5 on the OU, and San Jose is 9-20-12. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs San Jose injuries news.

The Sharks - Flames odds would favor the Flames if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose is at No. 10.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.27 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 20.28% while the Sharks defense kills off 83.49% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Sharks were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Winnipeg at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
  • San Jose is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • San Jose is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Calgary is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games
  • Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to St. Louis, Saturday, January 14th
Calgary home to New Jersey, Friday, January 13th