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Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks NHL Odds Report

Los Angeles Kings

vs

San Jose Sharks
Thursday, April 17, 2014 10:30 PM ET
SAP Center

The Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks will face off in an all-California battle starting Thursday night as those Pacific Division teams open a first-round NHL playoff set.

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Opening Odds and Betting Line

If you're going with the San Jose Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -160 on most NHL hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under total was at 4.5 earlier at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.9 victory for the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Kings will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 46-28-8 this season, while the Sharks are 51-22-9. Los Angeles is 22-41-19 on the totals; San Jose is 36-41-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game puts the San Jose Sharks, most recently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Los Angeles Kings, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 6-ranked offense (3.04 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.12 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.18% rate while the Kings have a 83.11% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Kings were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Coyotes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at San Jose, Sunday, April 20th