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Moneyline favors Sharks in battle with Kings

Los Angeles KingsSan Jose Sharks
Dec 23, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Odds

16-14-4TEAM RECORD18-10-3

NHL wagering interest swings to the San Jose vs Los Angeles battle on Friday at HP Pavilion as the Sharks try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Sharks currently sports a record of 18-10-3. The Kings are 16-14-4. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 16-15 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 8-19-7 against the number.

View Los Angeles vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-170 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Sharks and the No. 15-ranked Kings, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 9-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 19.1% rate while the Kings have a 86.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Kings were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Sharks were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -185 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Kings at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games at home
San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Monday, December 26
San Jose home to Anaheim, Monday, December 26

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