The Sharks are considered one of the top teams in the Western Conference this season while the Flyers are a bet on hockey contender in the East.
Hockey betting at the sportsbook could favor the Flyers based on the scheduling situation even though the trends favor the Sharks. It is the last game of a six-game road trip for San Jose and the second of a back-to-back as they played last night in Atlanta. It is the final game of a three-game bet on hockey homestand for the Flyers. It is also a back-to-back hockey betting situation for the Flyers as they were home last night against Florida.
The Sharks have owned this hockey betting series against the Flyers of late. They have won 7 of the last 10 meetings going back to 2000 with two ties. In fact, there only loss against the Flyers during that time period was at Philadelphia in 2000. The Sharks won both hockey betting meetings a year ago against the Flyers. They won 7-6 in Philly and 5-4 in San Jose. The Sharks also won meetings in 2004 and in 2006. Four of the last five games between these two teams have gone over the hockey betting total at the sports book.
San Jose is one of those teams that frustrate those that bet on hockey. The Sharks have a lot of talent but they don’t always show up. With Joe Thornton and Dany Heatley the Sharks should score a lot of goals. Their goaltending with Evgeni Nabokov is good enough to win games in hockey betting but oftentimes the Sharks play without intensity.
Philadelphia is a much different team in hockey betting this season. They have been led in scoring by Matt Carle and in goal by Ray Emery. That is definitely a change from last season. The Flyers still have Danny Briere, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter so you know they can score. With the offense of the Sharks and Flyers, there could be some goals in this hockey betting matchup.
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