San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings MLK Day Betting LinesPosted by: Charlie Smith
As NHL hockey betting players prepare to celebrate MLK Day, bettors will inescapably turn to the day’s actions to help further celebrate the day’s festivities. This evening, there will be a slim 4-game selection for sportsbook players to choose from. However, players looking for parlay betting tips might want to glaze over this evening’s San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup. Let’s take a look at what kind of turnout NHL sportsbooks are predicting for this Monday night matchup.
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings – Monday, January 15th
When: 4:00 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: NHL Network
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Hockey Betting Lines:
San Jose Sharks +1 ½ (-280) 5 ½ (+120) +110
Los Angeles Kings -1 ½ (+240) 5 ½ (-140) -130
San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks swim into this evening’s matchup flashing a respectable 22-13-6 record that ranks them 4th overall in the Pacific Division. The Sharks acquired this standing thanks to their 50 points on the season, which places them a whopping 11-points behind the division leading Golden Knights. Nevertheless, the Sharks only need 4 points to crack the top-3 in the division. However, considering that the Sharks are 3-1 in their last 4, San Jose will need to find some consistency if they are to make the playoff cut. Considering that the Sharks are on a 2-year playoff appearance streak, the club will be doing all they can to keep that streak alive this NHL hockey betting season.
Looking over both team’s stats, it’s pretty hard to tell who has the advantage heading in. Unquestionably, the Kings have an upper hand on offense. After all, LA ranks 15th in the NHL in goals per game while the Sharks are 2s1t. Furthermore, the Kings have a defensive advantage since they allow the least goals in the NHL while San Jose is 6th in the same category. Nevertheless, San Jose is better than Los Angeles in power play percentage and penalty kill percentage as well.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings march into this Monday night pairing with a 24-14-5 record that ranks Los Angeles 3rd overall in the Pacific Division. Additionally, Los Angeles is sitting on 53 points this season, which places them 8 points behind Vegas. Like San Jose, the Kings have also ran into a bit of trouble recently. Specifically, the Kings are 1-3 in their last 4 matchups and are starting to risk losing their top-ranking in the Pacific. Since Los Angeles is coming off a year in which they failed to make the playoffs, there’s no question that the Kings want to turn this thing around. But will they be able to pull off the win against a divisional rival in this evening’s San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup?
By the looks of it, NHL sportsbooks certainly seem to think so. But should NHL bettors back the Kings over the Sharks this evening? Considering the aforementioned stats, players might want to stick with the Kings in this Monday night pairing.