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Florida Panthers
29-12-6 January 16, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 18-21-7



The Florida Panthers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Jose Sharks invade BankAtlantic Center on Thursday.

The Panthers sport a record of 18-21-7 heading into this matchup, while the Sharks sit at 29-12-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-21-5 for the Panthers and 22-21-4 for the Sharks.

View San Jose Sharks vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

The Sharks were listed as -163 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Panthers rated this week at No. 24 and the Sharks sitting at No. 11.

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San Jose won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Capitals on January 14. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Florida won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Islanders on January 14. Bettors who backed the Panthers at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 26-ranked offense (2.37 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.49 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 9.8% rate while the Sharks have a 83.47% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sharks at Panthers trends to consider:
San Jose is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
San Jose is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games
Florida is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose


Next up:
San Jose at Tampa Bay, Saturday, January 18th
Florida at Hartford , Saturday, January 18th

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