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Game 5 Betting: Kings vs Sharks series

San Jose SharksLos Angeles Kings
May 23, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

25-16-7TEAM RECORD27-16-5

San Jose looks to continue its momentum at Los Angeles on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Kings and snag a 3-2 series lead.

The home team has won all four games so far and the Kings were favored at most sportsbooks. LA opened as -152 chalk while the Sharks would pay out as dogs if they can make it three straight wins.

This season the Kings are 27-16-5 overall while the Sharks are 25-16-7. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 19-18-11 on the OU, and San Jose is 15-23-10.

View San Jose vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Kings in this one found them earlier as -152 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 Bet365 and may have moved.

Power Rankings:
The Kings sit at No. 5 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sharks sit at a No. 8 on the same chart.

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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.

The Kings were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
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:
San Jose is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Jose's last 11 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
San Jose is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
San Jose is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Los Angeles is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
Los Angeles is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
San Jose home to Los Angeles, Sunday, May 26