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Sharks vs. Kings - 1/21/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Kings (20-14-11) at San Jose Sharks (24-17-6)
Date & Time Wednesday January 21, 2015, 10:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: San Jose Sharks -128 / Los Angeles Kings +116 --- Over/Under: 5
TV Channel
NBCSN
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NHL | Los Angeles Kings (20-14-11) at San Jose Sharks (24-17-6)
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The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks play Wednesday night at the SAP Center.

The Los Angeles Kings have lost six of their last seven games and play their second road game of the month. The Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The Los Angeles Kings have scored one power play goal in their last four games and have lost four straight games when scoring at least three goals overall. Marian Gaborik leads the Kings with 15 goals, Anze Kopitar has 24 assists and Justin Williams has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Kings are allowing 2.5 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last eight games. Martin Jones has allowed 22 goals on 238 shots faced and Jonathan Quick has given up 90 goals on 1,027 shots.

The San Jose Sharks have split their last 10 games and are hanging in the Pacific division. The Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored eight goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have scored two power play goals in their last four games and have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring at least three goals overall. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 23 goals, Brent Burns has 24 assists and Logan Couture has 147 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four of their last five games. Antti Niemi has allowed 87 goals on 978 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 31 goals on 328 shots.

The Kings are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 57-27 in their last 84 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Kings are 16-36 in the last 52 meetings in San Jose and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings overall.

While the plus money with the Kings looks tasty, they simply can't win on the road to save their life. Give me the home team for the cheap price in the Sharks as more of a fade from the Kings away from home. 

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -128

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