Stadium: Scotiabank Saddledome (Calgary)
Prediction for the NHL Calgary Flames vs San Jose Sharks match, which will take place on March 25. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Calgary continues to be in bad shape, but now the players of the Canadian team need to squeeze the maximum out of themselves. Otherwise, they will have an early vacation. Throughout the regular season, the Flames have had trouble with results, and therefore they are still outside the playoff zone, but the class of the players still allows them to cling to points, which keeps their chances of qualifying for the Cup battles. The Red and Yellow have suffered four losses and two wins in the last six meetings. So far, that is good enough for the tenth place in the Western Conference standings, and the gap from the Cup eight is six points.
San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks are in a hopelessly bad situation. From the beginning of the regular season, the Sharks had severe problems with their results, which gradually worsened. More recently, they traded some of their top players, after which they gave up playing for good. The Californians got their last win on March 7 when they unexpectedly beat Winnipeg 3:2 in overtime. That win was the only one by the team in their previous 14 games and is the most accurate reflection of their current state. David Quinn's team sits at the bottom of the Western Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Calgary and San Jose are currently out of the playoff picture, while the Flames still have a chance to advance to the Final Eight. The Sharks are in the final stages of the regular season with no future contention. The statistics for their head-to-head encounters also speak in favor of the Red Yellows, who won their last three meetings in a row by a combined score of 16:7. And now Darryl Sutter's wards are the unconditional favorites in the confrontation, besides they will play with the home stands, that's why we should bet on the victory of Calgary with a handicap (-1.5).
The recent confrontation between Calgary and San Jose has become very productive. In their five previous head-to-head encounters, the opponents scored 38 goals against (7.60 average per game). Now the Californians don't have any tournament goals, so they play for fun, conceding plenty of goals in nearly every game, but they often do well on offense as well. Now the total score over 6.5 pucks seems to be the best option for the prediction, and the bet on the total over 0.5 points by Dillon Dube should be worth considering separately.