After a dominant start to the season, the Kings have reached a losing skid. LA have lost four of their last five, including an embarrassing 4-1 L served to them by the Vancouver Canucks.
While these things happen in a season that is 82 games long, they don't want this painful streak to continue. Bettors should expect Los Angeles to come out strong in this game against a bitter rival.
Kings vs. Sharks Betting Odds
Kings vs. Sharks Match Details
Fixture: Los Angeles Kings @ San Jose Sharks
Date & Time: Friday, November 25, 10:30 p.m. EDT
Venue: SAP Center, San Jose, California
San Jose normally takes advantage of playing at home in the Shark Tank, but this season they are 2-7-0-3 at home. Surprisingly, they are 5-5 on the road.
Kings vs. Sharks Best Picks
Drew Doughty has been an LA hockey staple for fifteen years now; he's a defensive monster, but he always does his part to help his team score. There are several great prop options in the game as there should be several LA goals, but Doughty offers bettors the best value.
Drew Doughty Over 0.5 Points (-128)
Kings vs. Sharks Prediction
This is the first time this season the division rivals have faced each other, but looking back on last year, San Jose won three of their four meetings. However, this is a far stronger team San Jose is welcoming to the Shark Tank.
LA has playoff aspirations, while San Jose is talking about trading their best player -- Erik Karlsson.
That record will likely be flipped this year; in fact, a sweep of San Jose in the regular season is quite likely for the LA hockey club.
That, plus the moneyline, laying points should be attractive for bettors. The great thing about puck lines is that even if it's a one-goal game, there is always the chance LA picks up an empty net score at the end of regulation to pick up the win at the spread.
LA -1.5 (+180) / LA 60 minute Moneyline (+116)