Sharks vs. Kings at Staples Center
The OVER/UNDER is just 2-6-2 in the last 10 games between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings as those division rivals meet in NHL betting action again on Thursday night.
San Jose and Los Angeles have split their two meetings so far this season, with the Kings winning 4-3 at home on October 30 and the Sharks winning 3-2 at home on November 27. The Sharks are 4-6 in their last 10 games vs. the Kings since last year.
The Kings are 23-8-4 so far on the season. The Sharks, meanwhile, are 21-7-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 11-18-6 and the Sharks go 17-14-3 on the totals.
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Kings and the No. 11-ranked Sharks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.
The Sharks were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Los Angeles was a 3-0 winner in its last match at home against the Oilers. They won as -204 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.77 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.47 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 16.13% while the Sharks defense kills off 82.8% of their penalties.
San Jose home to Dallas, Saturday, December 21st
Los Angeles home to Quebec, Saturday, December 21st