NHL Opening Night: Kings Take on the Sharks on the Road

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Sharks Out to Defend Western Conference Title

The Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks meet at SAP Center on NHL opening night 2016. The Kings will be trying to avenge their first round playoff loss to the Sharks. The Sharks eliminated the Kings in 5-games in last years playoffs’s on their way to their 1st Western Conference Title.

Oddsmakers currently have the Sharks listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Kings, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

San Jose hopes to have a better season at the “Shark Tank” than last year, where they had an 18-20-3 record.  The Kings only win in the playoffs in 2015-16 was in San Jose.

Los Angeles is without scoring winger Marian Gaborik, who sustained a broken foot during the World Cup of Hockey tournament.

Stats and Matchups

Los Angeles:
Team record: 49-32-6 SU
Los Angeles is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Los Angeles is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Los Angeles is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road

San Jose:
Team record: 60-36-10 SU
San Jose is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose’s last 6 games

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Philadelphia Friday, October 14
San Jose at Columbus Saturday, October 15

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