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San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds
STAPLES Center hosts an NHL battle between the Los Angeles Kings and the visiting San Jose Sharks on Thursday.
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.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Kings) and the No. 8 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
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.
San Jose was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Kings. They lost as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
A few Sharks at Kings trends to consider:
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Jose's last 10 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
San Jose is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Los Angeles' last 7 games
San Jose home to Los Angeles, Saturday, May 18