Los Angeles Kings vs. San Jose Sharks - 11/12/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (9-6-0) at Los Angeles Kings (11-3-2)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSWHD
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings meet Sunday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The San Jose Sharks look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with eight goals, Joe Thornton has eight assists and Joe Pavelski has 39 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 88.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up nine goals on 95 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 23 goals on 294 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in seven of their last eight games.
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The Los Angeles Kings look to keep the puck rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Anze Kopitar leads Los Angeles with eight goals, Jake Muzzin has 10 assists and Dustin Brown has 50 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 91.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 30 goals on 442 shots faced and Darcy Kuemper has allowed eight goals on 87 shots. The Los Angeles Kings have allowed three or more goals in five straight games.
The Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Pacific and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Kings are 20-8 in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest, 1-7 in their last 8 Sunday games and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The Sharks are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles, the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 2-0-4 in the last 6 meetings.
Both of these teams are playing great hockey right now, and the Sharks are worth a strong look on the road based on how they've held up defensively. However, the Los Angeles Kings have been one of the more consistent teams throughout the entire season, have the rest advantage over the Sharks who played late last night and have the big advantage offensively in this matchup. Fun matchup that could go either way, but I give the edge to the rested Los Angeles Kings on their home ice.