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Travelling Team Cruising Between SJ, LA

Sure the trip up the coast of California is not a very long one, but it has meant a lot when the San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings play. The two teams have played each other four times this season with the road team winning each of those meetings while outscoring their hosting adversaries 17-7.

Shark Bites
  • The Sharks are 11-3 SU in their past 114 games coming off a loss.
  • The Kings are 11-4 in their past 15 games within the Pacific Division.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the Sharks past seven games against the Western Conference.

The Sharks are still searching to clinch a playoff spot and a win Monday will do so. San Jose is currently on a three-game losing streak, all at the SAP Center, which has seen them be outscored 11-5. Joe Pavelski has paced the Sharks against the Kings this season with the captain notching four goals and four assists in the previous four meetings between the teams.

Defense needs to improve for the Kings as the team has allowed 15 goals in their past four games, three of which were losses. The D has not been much better against the San Jose this season with LA allowing 13 goals in four contests. The newly assembled line of Tyler Toffoli, Milan Lucic and Jeff Carter amassed four goals and 10 points in their last game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

A 3-2.4 result in favor of the Sharks is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Sharks sit at 41-28-6 on the season; in comparison, the Los Angeles Kings are currently 45-25-5. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 39-30-6 OU, and Los Angeles is 25-29-21 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Los Angeles injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 9-ranked San Jose Sharks and the No. 11-rated Los Angeles Kings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 2.92 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 22.36% while the Kings defense kills off 81.44% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 6-4 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Los Angeles at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Sharks were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Los Angeles is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Los Angeles is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Los Angeles is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing San Jose
  • Los Angeles is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
  • San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Los Angeles
  • San Jose is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Los Angeles
  • San Jose is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles home to Calgary, Thursday, March 31st
San Jose at Vancouver, Tuesday, March 29th