The Tampa Bay Lightning have only managed to beat the San Jose Sharks twice in the last 10 games between the two teams dating all the way back to 2006 as they prepare to hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Sunday.
Tampa Bay faced San Jose for the first time this season back on November 13, with the Sharks winning 2-1 as road underdogs on the NHL odds in that UNDER result. The OVER had paid off for bettors in each of the previous seven games between the Bolts and the Sharks at the sportsbooks.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Tampa Bay Lightning opened as 100 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds – VSB
, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bodog.
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks Pick
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.5-2.9 win for the Lightning on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Jose Sharks currently sport a record of 29-20-8. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 34-17-6. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 25-27-5 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 32-25 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
NHL Power Rankings have the San Jose Sharks at No. 18 and the Tampa Bay Lightning at No. 10 heading into this contest.
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How Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 13-ranked offense (2.84 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 21.35% rate while the Lightning have a 82.97% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay was a 6-3 loser in its last match at home against the Blues. They lost as -111 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
San Jose won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Coyotes on February 13. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -151 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs San Jose Sharks Betting Odds Trends
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games on the road
San Jose is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Jose’s last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Monday, February 16th
San Jose at Nashville, Tuesday, February 17th