Sharks vs. Lightning Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Sharks as –140 money line favorites over the Lighting, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. San Jose is 31-17-6 overall and 13-8-4 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 24-26-6 overall and 15-9-2 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as –135 money line favorites but their odds have climbed to –140, while the Lightning’s odds have climbed from +125 to +129. The total, meanwhile, has stayed at 5.5 after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 64% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 23-10 in Tampa Bay’s last 33 games and is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams. The over is also 5-1 in the Lighting’s last six games as a home underdog, 6-1 in the Sharks’ last seven games overall and 6-1 in San Jose’s last seven games as a favorite.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: SHARKS/LIGHTNING OVER 5.5