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Sharks Have Been One of the Best Bets in the NHL

The heated Golden State rivalry will re-engage tonight when San Jose heads north to Twinkle Town to face LA for the second time since the Sharks knocked the Kings out of Lord Stanley’s playoffs in the first round last season.

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks have not posted an OVER in 9 straight games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Sharks' last 12 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the Kings' last 10 games against Western Conference teams.

These teams don't score very often and San Jose has been by far the best total bet in the NHL. The Sharks have had their games go over the closing total just twice this season – a fade rate of 91.3 percent. Not only has the Sharks’ UNDER bet been the best in totals markets, it’s been one of the best bets across the sport.

San Jose has been one of the stingiest teams in the league, giving up just 49 goals through 23 games. The Sharks have accomplished this feat by giving up the third-fewest five-on-five shots per 60 minutes. LA sits one spot above the Sharks in that statistic so a barnburner between these teams tonight is looking improbable.

Given the trends, the Sharks’ commitment at the defensive end, and both teams’ lack of goal-scoring prowess, the UNDER is looking like as close to a lock as you can get in hockey betting.

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Kings bring a 12-9-1 record to the battle against the 13-9-1 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 8-11-3 so far and the Sharks go 2-16-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Jose injuries news.

This game puts the Los Angeles Kings, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the San Jose Sharks, who rate a No. 11 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.59 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.13 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 12.12% while the Sharks defense kills off 85.71% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, San Jose was a 2-1 winner at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on San Jose at -263 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Blackhawks on November 26. Bettors who backed the Kings at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Jose's last 24 games
  • San Jose is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Montreal, Friday, December 2nd
Los Angeles at Arizona, Thursday, December 1st

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