Los Angeles Kings (11-9-2) vs. San Jose Sharks (7-12-3)
November 25, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks +128 / Los Angeles Kings -156; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks meet Friday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Los Angeles Kings have lost 3 straight games. The San Jose Sharks have split their last 8 games.
The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Gabriel Vilardi leads Los Angeles with 11 goals, Kevin Fiala has 14 assists and Trevor Moore has 71 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 43 goals on 398 shots faced, and Cal Petersen has allowed 30 goals on 241 shots.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 12 goals, Erik Karlsson has 19 assists and Logan Couture has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 92.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 30 goals on 244 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 41 goals on 437 shots.
The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Sharks are 9-23 in their last 32 home games and 17-44 in their last 61 overall. The under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 road games. The over is 10-3-1 in Sharks last 14 overall. The Kings are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings. The under is 15-7-6 in the last 28 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks have been a mess for much of the season, and it’s fair to say the Kings are the better team here. However, let’s not act like the Kings are lighting the world on fire, and they have zero recent success on the road. Yes, the Kings are the better team, but there’s not a ton separating these two teams overall. I’m not laying juice with the Kings on the road. It’s the Sharks and plus money or pass for me.