Kings vs. Sharks Prediction 

Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks 1/7/19, Prediction & Odds

The over is 4-0-2 in the last six San Jose Sharks games as they prepare for tonight's home game versus a Los Angeles Kings squad that has hit the under in five of their last six games. Will tonight's contest be another high-scoring affair for San Jose?

Game Snapshot

41 Los Angeles Kings at 42 San Jose Sharks

Monday, January 7, 2019

SAP Center at 10:35PM ET

TV: NBCSN

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our NHL Odds & Betting Page.

 

Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Sharks are a -225 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Kings are a +188 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Monday afternoon, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on host San Jose. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Kings shut out Oilers

Los Angeles improved to 17-23-3 on the season and ended a two-game losing skid Saturday night with a 4-0 home win over Edmonton. The Kings scored three first-period goals, starting with a Kyle Clifford score off assists from Drew Doughty and Derek Forbort. Tyler Toffoli made it 2-0 midway through the period with Doughty recording another assist. Jeff Carter pushed the lead to three goals with his eighth tally of the season at the 6:03 mark of the period on assists from Brendan Leipsic and Jake Muzzin. Anze Kopitar added an insurance goal in the third period with assists going to Dustin Brown and Ilya Kovalchuk. Jonathan Quick made 16 saves in the shutout victory.

Sharks roll past Lightning

San Jose secured a 5-2 home triumph over Tampa Bay Saturday night as Evander Kane scored two goals to give him 200 for his career. The Sharks (23-13-7) have now won four of their last five contests. Logan Couture scored his 16th goal of the season to make it 1-0 in the first period on assists by Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson. Joe Pavelski made it 2-0 with 9:59 left in the first off an assist from Brent Burns. The Lightning cut the deficit in half before the end of the first period, but Kane scored on the power play in the second to make it 3-1 as Burns and Karlsson assisted. Tampa Bay managed to trim it back to 3-2 before the end of the first period, but Kane scored his 14th goal of the season in the third on an assist by Brenden Dillon to again make it a two-goal game. Lukas Radil added an insurance goal later in the third on assists from Meier and Burns. Martin Jones saved 17 shots on 19 attempts to post the win, while Aaron Dell stopped the only shot sent his way. 

NHL Betting Trends

Los Angeles

The under is 8-1 in the last nine games following a Kings win. The under is 17-4-1 in the last 22 LA games on Mondays.

San Jose

The over is 6-1 in the last seven Sharks games on Mondays. The over is 4-1 in the last five San Jose games playing on one day of rest.

Prediction:

These are two contrasting styles here, but right now it's very difficult to hold down the explosive San Jose offense. With both goalies hovering around a .900 save percentage expect there to be enough scoring here to send the total over its projection.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES KINGS/SAN JOSE SHARKS OVER 5.5

Recent NHL Discussions

How many more are like this on Wed, Mar 2021 by Surfer
Saturday Sharp Action NHL on Sat, Jan 2021 by Jimmythegreek
NHL STARS on Wed, Sep 2020 by iceman17
Chicago Blackhawks on Sat, Aug 2020 by Surfer
Loading...

NHL Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Prediction The Lightning forced a Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final with a victory in Colorado over the Avalanche on Thursday night. Will Colorado wrap things up tonight at 8:00 p.m....
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Avalanche Prediction The Avalanche have an opportunity to close out their series against the Lightning and hoist the Stanley Cup with a win in Game 5 tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET. With...
Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Game 4 Prediction The Lightning responded from their meltdown in Game 2 with a resounding victory in Game 3 on Monday night. Will Tampa Bay now even the best-of-seven Stanley Cup...
Thumbnail Aves vs. Lightning Game 3 Prediction After they were throttled in Game 2 on Saturday night, are the Lightning a good bet to rebound in Game 3 on Monday night when they host the Aves at 8:00 p.m. ET...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Aves Game 2 Prediction The Lightning erased a two-goal deficit in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night but it wasn’t enough. Will they avoid falling into another 2-0...

NHL Headlines