Kings at Sharks Game 4 - 4/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (48-30-6) at San Jose Sharks (48-30-6)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -120 / Los Angeles Kings +100 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, USA
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks play game four Wednesday night at the SAP Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to get back in this series with another road win after losing both in LA. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Jake Muzzin leads Los Angeles with one goal, Tanner Pearson has two assists and Vincent Lecavalier has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed seven goals on 76 shots faced. Quick has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks can take control of this series by winning here and taking a 3-1 lead. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with three goals, Brent Burns has two assists and Logan Couture has six shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed six goals on 75 shots faced. Jones has given up six goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-5 in their last 8 overall. The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The Kings are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose and 2-4 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Sharks can't win on their home ice for whatever reason, as they've lost six of their last eight overall and six of their last eight against the Kings. I also think the Los Angeles Kings are the better team between these two when they both play to their potential. I like the Kings to make up for the first two games and send this series back to Los Angeles tied up.