San Jose favored by -271 against Florida on Tuesday


Florida Panthers

San Jose Sharks
25-35-8 March 18, 2014, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 45-17-7



SAP Center hosts an NHL battle between the San Jose Sharks and the visiting Florida Panthers on Tuesday.

The Sharks sit at 45-17-7 on the season; in comparison, the Panthers are currently 25-35-8. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 31-33-5 OU, and Florida is 33-30-5 OU.View Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -271 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Sharks and the No. 24-rated Panthers in this matchup.

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Florida lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Canucks on March 16. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Sharks were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 6-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.25 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.05% rate while the Panthers have a 75.12% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Florida at Phoenix, Thursday, March 20th
San Jose home to Anaheim, Thursday, March 20th
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