Sharks seek to tie series with Kings
The San Jose Sharks will be trying to tie up their best-of-seven second-round playoff series with the Los Angeles King on Tuesday night as those teams meet in Game 4 of the set.
San Jose avoided a 3-0 series hole in Game 3 on Saturday with a 2-1 home win as a -133 favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks. Logan Couture scored in overtime to give San Jose that victory, with Jonathan Quick making 38 saves for the Kings.
The Sharks bring a 25-16-7 record to the battle against the 27-16-5 Kings. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 15-23-10 so far and the Kings go 19-18-11.
The Sharks sit at No. 8 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kings sit at a No. 5 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 22-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 20.1% rate while the Kings have a 83.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Los Angeles was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They lost as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Kings at Sharks trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 9 games
Los Angeles is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
San Jose is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games at home
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Thursday, May 23