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Los Angeles Kings Host San Jose Sharks in NHL Betting Action

The Los Angeles Kings battle the visiting San Jose Sharks on Wednesday in NHL betting odds action at STAPLES Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Kings were listed earlier today as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.1-2.6 victory for the Kings. 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 40-27-15 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 40-33-9. As for the totals, Los Angeles is 32-33-17 on the OU, and San Jose is 37-38-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs San Jose injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 4-ranked Los Angeles Kings and the No. 6-rated San Jose Sharks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Kings No. 18-ranked offense (2.68 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 23 at 2.83 goals per game allowed. The Kings powerplay has clicked at a 19.03% rate while the Sharks have a 78.67% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, San Jose was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Los Angeles
  • San Jose is 2-12 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Los Angeles's last 12 games at home
  • Los Angeles is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Jose
  • Los Angeles is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Anaheim, Saturday, October 10th
Los Angeles home to Arizona, Friday, October 9th