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Sharks road underdog vs Kings

A key Western Conference battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting San Jose duelling Los Angeles on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

The Sharks have lost 5 of 6 on the road.

The Kings sport records of 35-25-12 heading into this matchup, while the Sharks sit at 36-26-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-39-14 for the Kings and 32-38-2 for the Sharks.

View San Jose vs Los Angeles Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup at BetOnline, Los Angeles sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 5 at TopBet

Power Rankings:
The Kings sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sharks sit at a No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 28-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Sharks have a 78.1% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at +196 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Kings were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Kings Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Sharks at Kings trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Los Angeles
San Jose is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
San Jose is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games
Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles' last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next up:
San Jose home to Boston, Thursday, March 22
Los Angeles home to St. Louis, Thursday, March 22

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