Sharks vs. Kings Series Odds
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Kings are the slight favorite to win this series, as they have odds of -145, while the Sharks have been given a money line of +125. This is a Western Conference semifinal series with the Kings as the fifth seed and the Sharks as the sixth seed. Game 1 of the series takes place tonight at 10PM ET from Los Angeles.
The Kings reached the conference semifinals by beating the fourth-seeded St. Louis Blues in six games while the Sharks advanced to this round by sweeping the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks. Los Angeles is now 31-17-6 overall, 22-4-1 at home and 9-13-5 on the road. San Jose is 29-16-7 overall, 19-2-5 at home and 10-14-2 on the road. These two teams met four times during the regular season, splitting the series 2-2. The home team won all four games and has won nine of the last 10 meetings between these two teams. The two have also scored at least five goals in their last seven meetings.
For the odds to win this series and the schedule for each game, see below
2013 NHL Playoffs Series Odds – Sharks vs. Kings
843 San Jose Sharks +125
844 Los Angeles Kings -145
Sharks vs. Kings Playoff Schedule
Game 1: SJS at LAK, Tuesday, May 14 10PM ET
Game 2: SJS at LAK TBA
Game 3: LAK at SJS TBA
Game 4: LAK at SJS TBA
Game 5: SJS at LAK TBA (if necessary)
Game 6: LAK at SJS, TBA (if necessary)
Game 7: SJS at LAK, TBA (if necessary)