Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Betting Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Tonight’s NHL hockey betting lineup offers some interesting contests. One matchup worth sizing up has to be tonight’s Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks pairing. The Sharks are riding high at the moment and should be able to care of the ailing Kings. So what kind of sportsbook bets can be made off of tonight’s game?
Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks – Monday, January 7th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings enter tonight’s contest sporting a 17-23-3 record that ranks them dead last in the Pacific Division. With a total of 37 points on the season, Los Angeles has fallen pretty far down the divisional ladder. Right now the Pacific Division is led by the Calgary Flames, Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks, who have 56, 56 and 53 on the season respectively. Given this narrative, it’s clear that LA will have an extremely tough time making the playoffs this season. Nevertheless, the Kings can still take to the ice this Monday night to try and spoil San Jose’s night. By the looks of it, tonight’s NHL hockey betting odds are giving Los Angeles a fighting chance against the Sharks. However, the numbers don’t exactly paint a pretty picture for the Kings. Right now the Kings rank 31st in scoring and 17th in defense. For comparison, the sharks rank 4th in scoring and 20th on defense. If those numbers pan out tonight, the Sharks could get blown out on the road.
Players to Watch: Anze Kopitar (10 G, 18 A, 28 PTS.), Drew Doughty (4 G, 21 A, 25 PTS.), and Dustin Brown (11 G, 13 A, 24 PTS.).
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks swim into this Monday night contest sporting a 23-13-7 record. This record nets San Jose 53 points on the season, which pegs them as a top 3 team in the Pacific Division. Right now the division is led by the Calgary Flames, who have 56 points amassed thus far. With a 4-1 record in their last 5 games, San Jose is more than confident that they can take care of business at home tonight. The odds are pegging the Sharks as a heavy favorite and rightfully so. However, the odds aren’t all that lopsided making them a decent straight up option tonight.
Players to Watch: Brent Burns (7 G, 40 A, 47 PTS.), Logan Couture (16 G, 26 A, 42 PTS.), and Joe Pavelski (25 G, 13 A, 38 PTS.).
Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions
Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks matchup? All in all the Sharks are the only way to bet here. Take them either straight up or against the spread. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-1 San Jose.