Lightning vs. Sharks - 2/16/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (29-20-5) at Tampa Bay Lightning (30-21-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Tampa Bay Lightning -125 / San Jose Sharks +113 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, SUN, TVA
The San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning meet Tuesday night at the Amalie Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 25 goals, Brent Burns has 30 assists and Patrick Marleau has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 101 goals on 1,203 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Tampa Bay Lightning are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Nikita Kucherov leads Tampa Bay with 23 goals, Steven Stamkos has 20 assists and Vladislav Namestnikov has 73 shots on goal. Defensively, the Tampa Bay Lightning are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their power play chances. Ben Bishop has allowed 86 goals on 1,115 shots faced and Andrei Vasilevskiy has given up 35 goals on 387 shots. Bishop has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 25-12 in their last 37 games playing on 2 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 road games. The Lightning are 54-25 in their last 79 home games and 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
San Jose has beaten Tampa Bay in five of the last eight meetings, and the road team has won the last four meetings overall. This should be an interesting contest between two solid teams, so there's value with the Sharks and the plus money.