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LA Hopes To End SJ's Road Supremacy

The San Jose Sharks took a tight Game 1 against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, with another road victory continuing the teams domination on the road. San Jose is now 8-1 SU in their past nine road games while holding opponents to just 1.4 goals per game.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 3-1 in the past four meetings between the Kings and Sharks.
  • The Sharks are 5-12 SU in their past 17 games at the Staples Center.
  • The Kings are 8-2 SU in their past 10 games following consecutive losses.

If the Kings want to get through the first round, they will need Jonathan Quick to perform better than he has against the Sharks. Quick has faced off against San Jose four times this season (including playoffs), with the netminder going 0-4 with a 4.25 goals against average and a .841 save percentage.

Joe Pavelski continued his offensive onslaught in Game 1 when he had two goals. With that performance, Pavelski now has 14 points (six goals, eight assists) in the Shark’s past 13 games. 

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Los Angeles Kings as -155 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 3.4-1.8 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.

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Los Angeles Kings are 48-29-6 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 47-30-6. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 29-32-22 on the OU, and San Jose is 43-33-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Jose injuries news.

The Sharks - Kings odds would favor the Sharks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose is at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 14-ranked offense (2.75 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.57 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 20.43% rate while the Sharks have a 79.74% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, San Jose was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Kings. Bettors on San Jose at +128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 9 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Los Angeles is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Los Angeles, Monday, April 18th