Kings head north to take on the Sharks
The Los Angeles Kings have won two of their three games against the San Jose Sharks so far this season as those two teams hit the ice in NHL betting action on Monday night.
The Kings are 2-0 against the Sharks at home this year, but San Jose topped Los Angeles 3-2 as a -160 home favorite on the NHL odds back on November 27.
The OVER/UNDER has gone just 2-6-2 for bettors in the last 10 games between the teams.
The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 29-18-6 this season, while the Sharks are 34-12-6. Los Angeles is 14-25-14 against the total, while San Jose is 23-24-5 versus the number.
The Sharks were listed earlier today as -157 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sharks rated this week at No. 8 and the Kings sitting at No. 22.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Ducks on January 25. Bettors who backed the Ducks at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, San Jose was a 3-2 winner at home against the Wild. Bettors on San Jose at -195 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.17 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.13 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 18.85% while the Kings defense kills off 84.39% of their penalties.
Los Angeles at Phoenix, Tuesday, January 28th
San Jose at Edmonton, Wednesday, January 29th