Sharks vs. Kings Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the LA Kings as a -130 favorite over the Sharks, while the Over/Under total is sitting at 5. The LA Kings enter the game with a 40-27-13 record and are 22-14-4 at home with 93 points, while the Sharks currently sit at 41-29-10 overall and are 16-17-7 on the road with 92 points.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total has remained the same (5 goals), while the Kings opened as –135 money line favorites and moved to -130.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 62% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Kings. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Los Angeles. According to latest NHL trends, the home team is 4-0 last 4 in this series. Sharks are 5-17 in their last 22 road games. The Kings are 7-1 in their last 8 home games, 10-2 in their last 12 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game and 9-2 in their last 11 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are in first place but are tied with Phoenix with 93 points and just one ahead of San Jose, who has 92 points. This is a huge game for both teams, but especially the Kings, who currently sit at 3rd place in the West and could fall out of the race completely if they lose both games. They clinch a spot with a win tonight. The Sharks had a nice win over Dallas on Tuesday but their road woes will continue with a very tough road game against the Kings.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES KINGS –130