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NHL-playoffs-betting-prediction-pick-NHL Game Preview - Sharks underdogs vs Kings at Los Angeles

San Jose SharksLos Angeles Kings
May 16, 10:00 PM | STAPLES Center

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

25-16-7TEAM RECORD27-16-5

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.

View San Jose vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Kings as -143 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 4.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Kings) and the No. 8 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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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.

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

Next up:
San Jose home to Los Angeles, Saturday, May 18