Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/25/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (12-11-1) at Los Angeles Kings (9-13-1)
NHL Hockey: Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings +128 / San Jose Sharks -141 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings meet Monday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The San Jose Sharks look to keep the puck rolling after winning eight of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 12 goals, Logan Couture has 19 assists and Brent Burns has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 90.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 20 goals on 194 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 58 goals on 524 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in six of their last seven games.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 12 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with nine goals, Drew Doughty has 12 assists and Dustin Brown has 60 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 72 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 51 goals on 438 shots faced and Jack Campbell has allowed 25 goals on 220 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or less goals in 10 straight games.
The Sharks are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 8-1 in their last 9 overall. The Kings are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 21-43 in their last 64 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog. The over is 19-7 in Sharks last 26 games as a favorite. The under is 7-1-1 in Kings last 9 overall. The Sharks are 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The road team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings. The underdog is 16-6 in the last 22 meetings. The under is 3-0-4 in the last 7 meetings in Los Angeles.
The San Jose Sharks are arguably the hottest team in hockey right now and have won six of the last nine meetings against the Kings. However, the Sharks have still been shaky at best on the road and are running into a Kings team that seems to be righting the ship a bit as well. I'll side with the under in this game, as both teams are playing drastically improved defense and the under has hit in 10 of the last 17 meetings between the Sharks and Kings. Give me the under.