San Jose Sharks

Philadelphia Flyers

PICKS


SJ Sharks Point Spread
+175



Under 6.0 Game Totals
-115

Money Line Pick

A one game NHL card on Monday means that the rest of the league will get rest for the Tuesday games. San Jose have lost four games in a row entering this game, while the Flyers have won three in a row. The Sharks are also well outside the playoff picture, trailing Arizona by 14 points. That means this game is much more important for the Flyers to remain a playoff team for the moment. It does need to be mentioned that the Sharks are 21-5-2 in the last 28 games with this Philadelphia team. They beat the Flyers back in December by a score of 6-1. Philadelphia may be one of the best home teams in the league, but I lean San Jose to continue their dominance over the Flyers and to  pull the upset.

Over Under Pick

The Sharks only way to stay in this game will be through defense. They are only scoring 2.5 goals per game, while allowing 3.26 goals on the season. Defense has improved for the Sharks over the last five games, where they are allowing 2.8 goals per game. On the other side, Philadelphia has been scoring like it is nothing while also holding teams to 2.6 goals. The under is 5-2-1 in Philadelphia’s last 8 home games and the under is 14-3 in San Jose’s last 17 road games. I look for the defenses on both sides to play well and will take the under as a lean.