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No Game 5 Home-Ice Advantage for Kings

Brent Burns San Jose Sharks Jonathan Quick Los Angeles Kings NHL

The San Jose Sharks take a 3-1 series lead back to Staples Center and will not be intimidated in the slightest after taking the first two games of the series there.

Shark Bites
  • The road team is 7-2 SU in the last nine meetings between the Sharks and Kings.
  • The Kings are 2-6 SU in their last eight games with one day off in between games.
  • UNDER has cashed in eight of the Sharks’ last 10 games on the road.

The Kings are presently -135 in moneyline markets at online book Bovada while the Sharks are +115 on the road. In totals markets, OVER 5 goals is presently EVEN odds while UNDER 5 goals is -120.

The Sharks rebounded from a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 3 with a 3-2 win at the SAP Center Wednesday night, earning themselves a 3-1 lead in the series. Patrick Marleau’s first of the postseason proved to the be the game winner as the Kings managed a pair late in the contest.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who had been following the league closely that San Jose was so good in L.A. in the opening two games. The Sharks were the best road team in the league all season long with a 28-10-3 record in their travels.

The flip side to that coin was their 18-20-3 record at home, but a dangerous road team can be a perilous opponent in the chase for the Stanley Cup.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Los Angeles Kings as -146 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3-2.2 win for the Sharks on Friday. 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

The Los Angeles Kings bring a 49-31-6 record to the battle against the 49-30-7 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 29-34-23 so far and the Sharks go 43-35-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Jose injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 12-rated Los Angeles Kings and the No. 2-ranked San Jose Sharks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.53 goals allowed. The Kings power play is averaging 20.41% while the Sharks defense kills off 79.75% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose's last 10 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Los Angeles, Sunday, April 24th

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