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Sharks visit Tampa Bay Lightning in NHL clash

San Jose SharksTampa Bay Lightning
Feb 16, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

San Jose Sharks vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

31-17-6TEAM RECORD24-26-6

The Tampa Bay Lightning battle the visiting San Jose Sharks on Thursday in NHL betting action at St. Pete Times Forum.

The Lightning currently sports a record of 24-26-6. The Sharks are 31-17-6. Betting totals have seen the Lightning post a 35-20-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sharks have gone 26-28 against the number.

View San Jose vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Sharks listed as favorites of 120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Lightning sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sharks sit at a No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 13.3% rate while the Sharks have a 78.8% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sharks were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Senators on February 14. Bettors who backed the Senators at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Ottawa are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Sharks at Lightning trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games
San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of San Jose's last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
San Jose at Carolina, Friday, February 17
Tampa Bay home to Washington, Saturday, February 18