|NHL Sharks vs. Lightning Picks & Predictions for January 18, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Saturday, 18 January 2014 11:00|
Sharks vs. Lightning Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are -111 money line favorites versus the Lightning, who are +103 on the ML. San Jose is 30-12-6 overall and 14-10-3 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 28-15-5 overall and 14-5-3 at home. The total is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as -115 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -111, while the Lightning's odds opened at +106 but their odds have dropped to +103.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 74% of bettors favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take San Jose. According to latest NHL trends, the Sharks are 7-2 in their last nine games versus the Lightning, 36-16-2 in their last 54 games versus Atlantic opponents and 9-4 in their last 13 games overall. The Lightning, meanwhile, are 2-5 in their last seven versus the Pacific, 0-4 in their last home games and 1-5 in their last six games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: SAN JOSE SHARKS -111