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Kings face Sharks in west coast action

The Los Angeles Kings have won four of their last five games against the division-rival San Jose Sharks as those teams hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Thursday night at the sportsbooks.

The Kings blanked the Sharks 1-0 on the road as an NHL odds underdog in the last meeting between the two teams on January 27. The OVER has only paid off twice in the last 10 games between the two clubs for totals bettors at the books.

This season the Sharks are 48-20-9 overall while the Kings are 45-26-6. As for the totals, San Jose is 34-38-5 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 20-38-19.

View Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sharks as -163 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 2-rated Kings taking on the No. 4-rated Sharks in this contest.

San Jose was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Oilers. They won as -290 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.08 goals per game, against a Kings defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 17.33% while the Kings defense kills off 83.1% of their penalties.

Next up:
Los Angeles at Vancouver, Saturday, April 5th
San Jose home to Nashville, Saturday, April 5th