Game 7 Betting: Kings host the Sharks

The Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks will play for a berth in the Western Conference final on Tuesday night as the teams battle in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series.

The Sharks forced Game 7 with a 2-1 victory as a -120 home favorite on the NHL betting lines in Game 6 of the series on Sunday night. Joe Thornton and T.J. Galiardi scored for San Jose in that win, with Dustin Brown replying for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles battles the Sharks, currently with a 25-16-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 19-18-11 for the Kings and 15-23-10 for the Sharks.

View San Jose vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at Sportsbook.ag opened the Kings as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 4.5 at Bet365.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Kings at No. 5 and the Sharks at No. 8 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 9-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19.9% rate while the Sharks have a 85% 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 +110 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

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 6-4

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Sharks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
San Jose is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 9 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 6 games when playing San Jose

 

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