Hockey betting expectations continue to grow for the San Jose Sharks as they have emerged as the top threat to the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference NHL gambling post season.
The San Jose Sharks will host the Los Angeles Kings in a critically important Western Conference showdown for both teams on Monday night with a start time on Versus set for 10 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this potential playoff series in the Western Conference so be sure and open your account today.
Los Angles has been gunning for their second consecutive trip to the NHL Playoffs and had a record of 44-27-4-2 while posting a road record of 21-15-1-2. The Kings went over the total in just 15 out of 39 away games.
Los Angeles has flipped their image and style as a team as they have been one of the top defensive teams in the NHL as they ranked 5th for goals against while their offense has been inconsistent and ranked only 23rd for goals scored.
Center Anze Kopitar was the leading scorer on LA with 25 goals and 48 assists while Jonathan Quick had a 2.20 goals against average with 33 wins and 6 shutouts.
San Jose is looking for a breakout season in the hockey playoffs after major disappointments over the past several seasons in which they had great regular seasons but choked in the post season.
The Sharks keep climbing up the Western Conference standings and had a record of 45-23-4-5 with a home mark of 22-11-2-3. San Jose was 19-17-2 over the total as a host. The Sharks ranked 7th in the NHL for goal scoring and were ranked 9th in the league for goals against as Antti Niemi had a 2.41 goals against average with 32 wins.
Los Angeles has gotten the money in 3 of their last 4 meetings with the Sharks as the series has gone under the total in 3 of the last 4 matchups. The Kings have also paid out in 3 of their last 4 visits to the Shark Tank with 3 of the last 4 meetings between these two teams in San Jose going over the hockey betting total.