Sharks host Kings in Game 3 of set
The San Jose Sharks will be looking to avoid going into an 0-3 hole in their best-of-seven second-round series on Saturday night as they play host to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3.
Los Angeles ran its series lead to 2-0 on Thursday night with a 4-3 victory as a -150 home favorite on the NHL betting lines. Trevor Lewis had the winner for the Kings in that contest, while Jonathan Quick stopped 28 of 31 San Jose shots in the win.
The Sharks sit at 25-16-7 on the season; in comparison, the Kings are currently 27-16-5. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 15-23-10 OU, and Los Angeles is 19-18-11 OU.
Bettors looking to side with the Sharks in this one found them earlier as -126 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 4.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 8-ranked Sharks and the No. 5-rated Kings in this matchup.
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.
In their last action, San Jose was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing San Jose are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Kings at Sharks trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games on the road
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
Los Angeles is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
San Jose is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games at home
San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles at San Jose, Tuesday, May 21