The San Jose Sharks, spearheaded by Logan Couture and Brent Burns, are ready to take the ice against Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center in a divisional showdown. Fox Sports West will air the matchup, which gets going at 10:30 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25.
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings Odds
The Sharks (-145) are being chosen as the favorites over the Kings (+125) and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at an even 6 goals (-115 for the over, -105 for the under).
San Jose is 12-12 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.0 units for moneyline bettors thus far. Through 24 regular season contests, 12 of its games have gone over the total, while 11 have gone under and just one has pushed. The Sharks are 4-7 SU as the away team in 2019-20.
San Jose has converted on 20.0 percent of its power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. Additionally, it has the best penalty kill in the league, and it has successfully killed off a whopping 90.9 percent of all penalties..
With a .889 save percentage and 24.5 saves per game, Martin Jones (9-10-1) has been the top option in goal for San Jose this year. If San Jose chooses to rest him, however, they might turn to Aaron Dell (3-4), who has a .897 save percentage and 3.33 goals against average this year.
Los Angeles is 9-14 straight up (SU) and has lost 3.0 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 11 of its matches have gone under the total, while 10 have gone over and just two have pushed. It’s 7-5 SU as the home team this year.
The Kings have converted on just 12.0 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 31st overall, and it’s successfully killed off 72.0 percent of all penalties.
Jonathan Quick has denied 25.8 shots per game as the top netminder in the crease for the Kings. Quick has six wins and nine losses and has maintained a fairly-weak .884 save percentage and 3.44 goals against average this year.
San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings Free Picks
NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Kings, O/U – Over
The under has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last five games.
San Jose has managed 26.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Los Angeles is averaging 33.2 shots per game over its last five home outings.
San Jose skaters have accounted for the 11th-most hits in the league (23.1 per game).