San Jose Sharks (4-5-1) at Los Angeles Kings (3-6-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Kings -125 / San Jose Sharks +105 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 15.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with five goals, Evander Kane has five assists and Brent Burns has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 86.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 21 goals on 169 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 13 goals on 156 shots.
The Los Angeles Kings need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with four goals, Anze Kopitar has 12 assists and Jeff Carter has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 84.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 22 goals on 166 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 14 goals on 187 shots.
The Sharks are 4-11 in their last 15 road games and 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Kings are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog. The over is 6-2 in Kings last 8 overall. The Sharks are 11-2 in the last 13 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks have dominated the Kings over the years, but they're in awful form right now and it's not enough for me to take the tiny plus money with them on the road. The Los Angeles Kings have their struggles as well, especially in net, but they have had the edge offensively up to this point and we are getting them on their home ice. Two struggling teams that haven't played defense, I'll give the edge to the home team with the better offense.