Puck Line Pick
This isn’t a great time for the Sharks to be facing off against the red-hot Lightning. Center Tomas Hertl remains out of the lineup, and San Jose has struggled mightily in recent weeks, going 3-5-1 since January 5th. San Jose also isn’t anything special playing at home (14-12-1), and they’re an eye-popping 9-20-3 as underdogs this season. Plus, to add insult to injury, the Lightning topped the Sharks 7-1 earlier this season.
Over Under Pick
Speaking of, Tampa Bay is playing some of their best hockey of the season right now. The team is 4-2-1 over their last six, and that stretch was preceded by a 10-game winning streak. Tampa Bay’s been road warriors all season long (16-8-3), although they’re only 10-17 against the spread on the road. The Lightning are also 27-18-4 as favorites.