Sports Betting - Friday 15 April 2011 by

NHL Betting Odds – Sharks vs Kings Free Pick

Welcome to the Thursday edition of the NHL Betting Odds and our Sharks vs Kings Free Pick! Californian’s are enjoying an NHL interstate rivalry series for just the third time in Stanley Cup Playoff history. It’s the Golden State – with golden NHL Playoff betting opportunities!

NHL Betting Odds - Sharks vs Kings Free Pick

NHL Betting Odds – Sharks vs Kings Free Pick: Playoff action continues with an all Pacific Division battle featuring the Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks.

This Western Conference playoff action hits the ice on  Thursday, April 14, 2011, with puck drop at 10:00 PM EDT from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.

Kings @ Sharks – NHL Playoff Preview

#2 San Jose (48-25-9) and #7 Los Angeles (46-30-6) will meet for the seventh time this season when they clash in the “Shark Tank” tonight. The regular season series was split at three wins a piece, with the Sharks winning the last contest by a 6-1 score back on April 4, 2011.

The Sharks finished the season strong as they went 7-2-1 over their last ten games. That hot streak helped San Jose secure the second seed in the Western Conference. The Kings were not so hot ( 6-4) as they lost their last two games and dropped down to the seven spot.

NHL Betting Line: Kings vs Sharks Prediction and Free Pick

Today’s game day betting line is courtesy of Bodog online sportsbook who have the Sharks as the favorite at -1.5 (+160) on the puck line.

After losing their leading scorer, Anze Kopitar to season ending right ankle surgery, the Kings struggled down the stretch. Los Angeles has not scored more than three goals in a game since March 26 – the same night they lost Kopitar in Colorado.

The Sharks have scored four or more goals in six of their last ten games and can fill the net at any time.

We see this series as being one of the first to conclude as these Kings can’t swim with these Sharks.

Sharks feast on the Kings – take the -1.5 (+160) on the puck line!

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