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Kings face San Jose Sharks: NHL odds preview and stats

Los Angeles KingsSan Jose Sharks
March 14, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Odds

14-9-2TEAM RECORD11-8-6

The San Jose Sharks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Kings arrive at HP Pavilion on Thursday.

This season the Sharks are 11-8-6 overall while the Kings are 14-9-2. As for the totals, San Jose is 6-15-4 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 11-9-5.

View Los Angeles vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Sharks in this one found them earlier as -116 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Sharks at No. 16 and the Kings at No. 6 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 17% while the Kings defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at -109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

San Jose was a 4-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Blues. They lost as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few Kings at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
Los Angeles is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Jose's last 11 games at home
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Jose's last 22 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Saturday, March 16