Kings vs. Sharks Series Odds

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(TheSpread) – The San Jose Sharks look to prove their hockey dominance in California on Thursday when they open their playoff series with Los Angeles.

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San Jose is the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference playoffs with 105 points while Los Angeles is the No. 7 seed with 98 points.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book have San Jose as the clear favorite to win the series with odds of -320. Los Angeles has odds of +240 to win the series.

San Jose went 48-25-9 on the season to win the Pacific Division. The Sharks scored 248 goals and gave up 213. They were 25-11-5 at home and 23-14-4 on the road. San Jose won 7 of its last 10 games to end the season.

Los Angeles went 46-30-6 in the season to finish fourth in the Pacific. The Kings scored 219 goals and allowed 198. They were 25-13-3 at home and 21-17-3 on the road. Los Angeles won 6 of the last 10 games to end the year.

These two teams faced off six times this season and they split the season series. San Jose posted 18 goals in the six games while Los Angeles scored 16.

Trends show that the Kings are just 17-36-1 in their last 54 games against the Sharks and 8-19 in their last 27 games in San Jose. The Sharks have won 23 of their last 30 games against Western Conference opponents.

In terms of injuries, San Jose defenseman Kent Huskins is out with an upper body injury while Los Angeles center Anze Kopitar is out until early may with a knee injury.

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round Odds – Kings vs. Sharks

Los Angeles Kings +240

San Jose Sharks -320

Kings vs. Sharks Series Schedule

Thursday, April 14 at San Jose, 10:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

Saturday, April 16 at San Jose, 10:00 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

Tuesday, April 19 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

Thursday, April 21 at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. TSN

*Saturday, April 23 at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. TSN, VERSUS

*Monday, April 25 at Los Angeles, TBD TSN

*Wednesday, April 27 at San Jose, TBD TSN

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