Kings vs. Sharks Prediction
In what should be a high-scoring game for bettors, the Kings and Sharks will meet for Game 3 of the conference quarterfinals tonight at 10:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Sharks are -115 money line favorites versus the Kings, who have -105 odds to beat San Jose and avoid falling into a 0-3 series hole. The total for tonight’s game sits at 5 goals.
Jonathan Quick made 21 saves in the Kings’ 2-1 loss in Game 2 and has now given up six goals on 46 shots against in this series. Vincent Lecavalier scored L.A.’s only goal in the loss as he converted on the power play and now has 26 goals and 55 points in 72 career playoff games.
For the Sharks, Martin Jones turned away 26 shots in the Sharks’ Game 2 victory. He improved from his performance in Game 1 when he gave up three goals on just 24 shots. Logan Couture and Joe Pavelski scored the goals for San Jose.
OUR PREDICTION: The over is 6-1-3 in the Kings’ last 10 games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game and has cashed in five of the Sharks’ last six home games. Eleven of 18 games in this series have also gone over the total over the last three seasons and has also hit in three of the last five Kings’ games.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: KINGS/SHARKS OVER 5