Flames vs. Sharks Prediction: Odds, Puck Line & Insights for April 18

The Calgary Flames (37-39-5) are the heavy favorites when they host the San Jose Sharks (19-53-9) on Thursday, April 18. The Flames are -278 on the moneyline to win against the Sharks (+220) in the contest, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN+ and NBCS-CA.

Before this matchup, here is who we predict to bring home the win in Thursday's hockey game.

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Flames vs. Sharks Game Info

  • When: Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+ and NBCS-CA
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta

Prediction: Who will win the Flames vs. Sharks game?

Computer picks for Flames vs Sharks
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Flames (-1.5) Over (6) Flames 5 Sharks 2

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Flames Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • In its past 10 games, Calgary has two wins against the spread and is 4-6-0 overall.
  • In its past 10 contests, Calgary hit the over six times.
  • The Flames and their opponents have combined to score 6.0 goals per game in the past 10 games, the same as the over/under in this matchup.
  • In the last 10 games, the Flames have scored 0.4 more goals per game than their season average.

Sharks Betting Insights (Last 10 Games)

  • Over its past 10 games, San Jose went 5-4-0 against the spread and 3-6-1 straight up.
  • San Jose has hit the over in four of its last 10 contests.
  • The Sharks have averaged a total of 5.9 goals in their last 10 games, 0.1 less than this matchup's total of 6.
  • During their past 10 games, the Sharks and their opponents are scoring 0.2 fewer goals per game than their season-long game scoring average, 5.9.

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Flames Top Performers

  • In 81 games for Calgary this season, Nazem Kadri has registered 75 total points. He is first on the club with 46 assists and has 29 goals.
  • Jacob Markstrom has a 23-23-2 record in goal this season. He has given up 131 goals (2.8 goals against average) while saving 1250 total shots for a .905 save percentage.
  • Blake Coleman has a plus-16 to lead Calgary.

Sharks Top Performers

  • Mikael Granlund is San Jose's leader in points (59) and assists (47).
  • San Jose's Mackenzie Blackwood is 10-25-4 between the pipes, with an .899 save percentage (43rd in the league) and a 3.4 goals against average.
  • San Jose's Logan Couture has a team-high 0 plus-minus rating.

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Flames Injuries

Daniel Vladar: Hip (Out For Season)

Sharks Injuries

Vitek Vanecek: Lower Body (Out For Season), Alexander Barabanov: Lower Body (Out), Ty Emberson: Lower Body (Out For Season), Matt Benning: Lower Body (Out For Season), Mackenzie Blackwood: Undisclosed (Questionable), Filip Zadina: Lower Body (Questionable), Jacob MacDonald: Undisclosed (Questionable), Kevin Labanc: Undisclosed (Questionable), Jan Rutta: Undisclosed (Questionable), Mike Hoffman: Undisclosed (Questionable), Logan Couture: Groin (Out For Season)

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