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Kings looking to knock out Sharks

The Los Angeles Kings will get a chance to knock the San Jose Sharks out of the playoffs on Sunday night as those two teams meet in Game 6 of their best-of-seven second-round series.

The Kings took a 3-2 lead in the series on Thursday night with a 3-0 victory as a -145 home favorite on the NHL betting lines. Anze Kopitar, Slava Voynov, and Jeff Carter all scored for Los Angeles in that win, while Jonathan Quick made 24 saves.

The Sharks currently sports a record of 25-16-7. The Kings are 27-16-5. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 15-23-10 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Kings have gone 19-18-11 against the number.

View Los Angeles vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Kings were listed as +-126 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 4.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Sharks and the No. 5-rated Kings in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 20.1% while the Kings defense kills off 83.2% of their penalties.

The Sharks were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Kings at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games on the road
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 when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles home to San Jose, Tuesday, May 28