Sharks Take A Bite Out Of Panthers Tonight!

Dana Lane

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:49 PM UTC

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 8:49 PM UTC

With a win the San Jose Sharks will complete their second straight season sweep of the Florida Panthers.  Will the Panthers finally break that streak or is the Sharks the right side once again, Champion Handicapper Dana Lane explains which side to be on in this one.

You've remember the old Ad-Lib books where you would fill in an adjective, noun, or verb to complete a sentence.  That's what I thought of when the Toronto Maple Leafs destroyed the New York Islanders, 7-1,  last night to cash our 6th straight ticket and 10th in our last 13 games this month.  To say my readers are on fire is an understatement. 

Tonight we hit the West Coast as the Florida Panthers travel to the SAP Center to take on the Sharks.  Always make sure that you're shopping for the best lines at SBR approved sportsbooks.

The Sharks are back home for the first time since February 4th after a less than successful road trip, although they managed to get the finale of the trip with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils, Sunday.  They are trying to avoid their third loss at home in four games which sounds bad but let's look close at the big picture.  The Sharks are still a healthy 18-7-2 at the SAP Center which is a huge improvement over last season when they were just 18-20-3. The key to their home success has always been how well they've play defensively where the Sharks are 16-0-2 when they hold opponents to two goals or less. Bad news for the Panthers who average only 2.41 goals per game on the road.

With a win the Sharks will have swept the Panthers for the second straight season.  The Sharks beat Florida in November, 4-2.

The Panthers will have a difficult time containing Brett Burns who will win the Norris Trophy.  Burns has 24 goals to go along with 25 assist. Burns is fourth in the league in scoring.

This has always been a good spot to bet the Sharks who haven't played since Sunday. When San Jose receives two days or more of rest they have produced an incredible 42-19 record, that's a win percentage just under 69%. Couple that with their ability to own the Atlantic Division as they are 42-19 in their last 61 meetings. I don't put too much into historical trends but sometimes consistently winning over long periods of time becomes a culture. 

I can't direct you to bet the Panthers in this one because they are not the better of the two teams and the Sharks play a comfortable, confident style against teams they've consistently beaten. 

Free NHL Pick: Sharks -144 Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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