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OVER Trending Between Lightning-Sharks

The Tampa Bay Lightning gave a vote of confidence to head coach Jon Cooper Friday, signing the bench boss to a multi-year contract extension. Cooper's crew will be looking for a good result Saturday when they face off against the San Jose Sharks in California.

Shark Bites
  • The Lightning are 3-9 in their last 12 meetings with the Sharks.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Sharks last 5 overall.
  • The Lightning are 2-7 in their last 9 games following a win.

San Jose has hit a wall as of late and haven't looked particularly good doing so. The Sharks have dropped three of their last four after completing a gruelling six-game road trip.

The Bolts and Sharks don't play super often, but when they do, high totals are the norm. The OVER has gone a sizzling 8-1 in the last nine matchups between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the San Jose Sharks in this one found them earlier as -102 underdogs on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2.6 win for the Sharks. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks currently sport a record of 14-11-0. The Tampa Bay Lightning are 12-11-3. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 13-10-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lightning have gone 7-14-5 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated San Jose Sharks and the No. 25-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.68 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.27 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 16.25% while the Lightning defense kills off 77.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Ducks on December 02. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Ducks. They lost as +111 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-9-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Jose
  • San Jose is 7-3 SU in its last 10 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 6 of San Jose's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 6th
San Jose at Calgary, Tuesday, December 8th