San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Betting Online Picks
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The 2018 NHL betting online season is officially underway. However, this Friday night’s NHL schedule is rather slim, only offering tow matchups of the night. The first contest of the evening will be the Columbus Blue Jackets traveling to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes. Afterwards, legal betting fans can tune in for the San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup. The Sharks kicked the season off with a 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at home. Considering this evening’s matchup is the Kings’ season opener, you can bet on the Sharks looking to do the same to LA. Let’s check on the sportsbook odds to get an idea what to expect out of this late-night pairing.
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings – Friday, October 5th
When: 10:30 pm ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Stream: NHL TV
NHL Betting Online Odds:
San Jose Sharks
As aforementioned, the Sharks kicked the season off with a humbling 5-2 loss to the Ducks. Considering San Jose made it to the second round of the playoffs last season, this is not the debut the franchise wanted. Thomas Hertl and Evander Kane were able to find the net for the Sharks. However, it didn’t help much since San Jose’s defense was unable to contain the Ducks all night. Although San Jose comes in to this matchup rather heated, the NHL betting online odds are pegging them as the underdog. We’ll have to see if they get blown out once more.
Players to Watch: Evander Kane (1 G, 0 A, 1 PTS), Justin Braun (0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS), and Tomas Hertl (1 G, 0 A, 1 PTS).
Los Angeles Kings
Tonight’s matchup will be the Kings’ season opener. The franchise is coming off a 45-29-8 season that saw them finish 4th in the Pacific and 7th in the Western. Although the franchise wasn’t able to crack the top 3 in the Pacific, they still qualified for the postseason off a Wild Card berth. Unfortunately for the Kings, their playoff run would be rather short-lived. In fact, the Vegas Golden Knights would eliminate them right from the get go, sweeping them in the First Round of the playoffs. Pegged as tonight’s sportsbook favorite, the Kings will do all they can to kick the season off on a high note.
Players to Watch: Kyle Clifford, Ilya Kovalchuk, Tanner Pearson.
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Predictions
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Betting Picks
So which side should cell phone betting fans take in this San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup? All in all, this one is a bit of a tossup. We haven’t gotten a look at Los Angeles so we can’t know what to expect out of the Kings. However, we have seen the Sharks on the ice this season and it’s safe to say that their defense was lacking. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 3-1 Los Angeles.