Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/30/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (12-9-1) at Los Angeles Kings (12-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -128 / San Jose Sharks +104 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings square off in NHL action Wednesday night at the Staples Center on NBCSN.
The San Jose Sharks look for back-to-back victories after splitting their last eight games. The Sharks are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Brent Burns leads San Jose with eight goals, Joe Pavelski has 13 assists and Logan Couture has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has given up 39 goals on 472 shots faced and Aaron Dell has allowed seven goals on 102 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 11 games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look to keep the puck rolling while building on their five-game winning streak. The Kings are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 12.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Jeff Carter leads Los Angeles with 10 goals, Tanner Pearson has four assists and Alec Martinez has 49 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Peter Budaj has given up 38 goals on 457 shots faced and Jeff Zatkoff has allowed 10 goals on 80 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have won 10 of their last 12 games when allowing two or less goals.
The Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 in their last 6 vs. Western Conference. The Kings are 35-17 in their last 52 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 Wednesday games. The Sharks are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Los Angeles Kings are one of the hotter teams in the league right now with five straight victories, and they're catching the San Jose Sharks on the end of a late back-to-back. So, while the Sharks have gotten the better of the Kings recently, you have to ride the hot hand here and back Los Angeles on its home ice for the cheap price.