Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Kings Odds
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(3-1) San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings (1-3)
Stanley Cup Playoffs – Game 5
Date: Friday, April 22nd
Time: 10:30 PM (EST)
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Kings -130
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Kings -1.5 +245
NHL Betting Total: 5
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The Sharks have control of the series and now are just 1 steal away from moving on.
The best road team in the NHL will have 2 chances on the road and 1 at home to try and eliminate one of the favorites from the West.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose may have to end up stealing a game on the road to end up clinching this series, but that certainly isn’t a tough task for them.
The Sharks have dominated the Kings inside the Staples Center, taking both this series and 4 straight overall. The Sharks have been the best road team in the NHL, going 28-10-3 away from San Jose.
Joe Pavelski has been the spark plug to this team in their matchups with the Kings. The Sharks captain has 4 goals and assist this series and recorded 10 points during the regular season against them.
The Sharks took major advantage of the power play, which is something they’ll look to do again here in Game 5. San Jose tallied 3 power play goals after going 0 for their last 5.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings have their backs against it right now, but the good news for them is that they potentially could get two games at home.
Los Angeles fell in both games inside the Staples Center, but are still 26-14-1-2 there on the season.
Dumb penalties will be a key here. The Kings allowed those 3 power play goals against the Sharks, which really turned the tide in the game.
A huge key here will be Los Angeles striking first. Los Angeles has held the lead in this series for just 4:02. Compare that to the Sharks who have held the lead for 122:17 and it shows how the Kings are consistently on an upward battle.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 home games.
- Kings are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose.
- Road team is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Free San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Hockey Prediction
The Kings have the experience to make a comeback here, so don’t count them out by any means.
Getting out early is what they need to do here. Los Angeles needs to play from in front and put the pressure on the Sharks here.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Kings ML
The Kings do get that early goal and set the tone, getting themselves back into this series with a home win.
NHL Free Game 3 Score Prediction: LA 4 San Jose 2
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