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Sharks open as moneyline underdog vs Kings

San Jose SharksLos Angeles Kings
March 16, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Odds

12-8-6TEAM RECORD14-10-2

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and San Jose on Saturday, with the host Kings trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Kings are 14-10-2 so far on the season. The Sharks, meanwhile, are 12-8-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 12-9-5 and the Sharks go 7-15-4 on the totals.

View San Jose vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Los Angeles sat as -152 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

Power Rankings:
The Kings sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sharks sit at a No. 16 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 11-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19.8% rate while the Sharks have a 86.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Sharks on March 14. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Saturday 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:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
San Jose is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Jose's last 23 games
Los Angeles is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Los Angeles' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Los Angeles' last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Anaheim, Monday, March 18
Los Angeles home to Phoenix, Monday, March 18