Kings face Sharks in Game 2 of series
The Los Angeles Kings will be looking to get back into their first-round NHL playoff series against the rival San Jose Sharks on Sunday night as those teams hit the ice in Game 2.
San Jose doubled up on Los Angeles by a score of 6-3 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series on Thursday night, winning as a -132 home favorite on the NHL odds.
The OVER paid out for the first time in their last five meetings.
Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to side with the San Jose Sharks in this one found them earlier as -150 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.2-2.9 win for the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The San Jose Sharks sport a record of 52-22-9 heading into this matchup, while the Los Angeles Kings sit at 46-29-8 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 37-41-5 for the Sharks and 23-41-19 for the Kings. 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.
How Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 5-ranked offense (3.07 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.17 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.35% rate while the Kings have a 82.94% rate on the penalty kill.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Sharks on April 17. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Tuesday, April 22nd