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Back-to-Back Losses Rare for Sharks

Joe Pavelski Sharks

The San Jose Sharks failed to gain a 3-0 series stranglehold in their first round series against the Los Angeles Kings when they lost a closely contested 2-1 overtime game on Monday night, but this isn’t a team that loses two games in a row very often. The Sharks have gone 14-3 in their last 17 games following a loss, while the Kings have had some recent issues stringing wins together, going 1-4 in their last five games after a win.

Betting Trends
  • The Sharks are 7-0 in their last seven games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Kings' last five games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of San Jose's last seven games.

The Sharks opened as -116 favorites for tonight’s home game, with LA coming back at +105. You’d think being a home fave would work in San Jose’s favor, but they’re just 9-11 in their last 20 games as home favorites. The Kings, meanwhile, have played well at the SAP Center, going 4-1 in their last five games there.

Another trend working in the Kings’ favor (and in your favor as a bettor), is the underdog going 8-0 in the last eight games in this matchup.

The game opened with a total of 5 goals — a mark the teams gone UNDER in the last two games in this series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Los Angeles Kings before puck drop in this match found them as 104 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.2-2 win for the Sharks on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Kings will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 49-30-6 this season, while the Sharks are 48-30-7. Los Angeles is 29-34-22 on the totals; San Jose is 43-35-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (San Jose Sharks) and the No. 12 (Los Angeles Kings) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 6-ranked offense (2.92 goals per game) against a Los Angeles Kings defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 22.38% rate while the Kings have a 81.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Kings were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sharks. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +101 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose
  • Los Angeles is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against San Jose
  • San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games
  • San Jose is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to San Jose, Friday, April 22nd