Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Florida Panthers vs. San Jose Sharks

by Dirty on March 13, 2010

The fans at HP Pavilion will be treated to a game between the Florida Panthers and the San Jose Sharks when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 285-moneyline favorites versus the Panthers, while the game’s total is sitting at 5½.

The Panthers were shut out 3-0 by the Avalanche last time out, as +170 underdogs. The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (5.5).

Tomas Vokoun made 28 saves in the loss for the Panthers.

The Sharks scored six times in the third period and defeated the Predators 8-5 on Thursday, as -230 favorites. That game’s 13 goals sailed OVER the posted over/under (5.5).

Joe Pavelski and Dany Heatley potted two goals apiece, while singles came off the sticks of Joe Thornton, Manny Malhotra, Patrick Marleau, and Jay Leach.

Current streak:
San Jose has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Florida: 27-29-10
San Jose: 43-14-9

Florida most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 3-3-1
After a loss are 3-7

San Jose most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-4-1
After playing Nashville are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Florida’s last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Florida’s last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Florida’s last 8 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose’s last 8 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to Washington, Tuesday, March 16
San Jose at Anaheim, Sunday, March 14

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