Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Kings at +110 and the Sharks at -130. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Los Angeles comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 48-28-6 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-16-3. They finished 2nd in the Pacific Division. They scored 225 goals and gave up 195 goals for a point differential of +30. The Kings had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 4-5-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 48-33 and an over/under record of 28-32-22. San Jose had a regular season record of 46-30-6 including 18-20-3 at home last season. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 43-36 while their over/under record sat at 42-33-7.
Anze Kopitar accumulated 74 total points last season for the Kings. He had 25 goals last year with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 49 assists on the season and averaged 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 24 goals on 242 shots. He had 38 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Jonathan Quick had 40 wins and 23 losses last season in net for the Kings. He had 1,820 shots against him and gave up 149 goals. He made 1,671 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Joe Pavelski accumulated 78 total points last season for the Sharks. He had 38 goals last year with 224 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 40 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Joe Thornton averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 121 shots. He had 63 assists giving him a total of 82 points on the season. Martin Jones had 37 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,734 shots against him and gave up 143 goals. He made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Kings had 102 total points last season. They scored 225 goals while giving up 195 goals. They had 235 power play opportunities and scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Kings allowed 285 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.57% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks had a total of 98 points on the season. They had 62 power play goals on 275 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. They allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Kings had a total of 241 goals scored while they gave up 210 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.67%. As a team they gave up 27 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Los Angeles had a Corsi percentage of 54.9% as they attempted 5,107 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,201 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 54.8% as they had 3,844 attempts while they gave up 3,174 shots on the defensive end. The Kings started possessions in the offensive zone 54.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 45.3% for the season. They had 2,534 face off wins compared to 2,483 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.5%. On defense Los Angeles had 2,495 hits and they blocked 1,027 shots from the opposition.
San Jose attempted 4,595 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,404 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 51.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 53% as they had 3,504 shots while they gave up 3,112 attempts on defense. The Sharks had an offensive zone percentage of 51% and their defensive zone percentage was 49% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.7% as they compiled 2,472 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,404 face off losses. On defense San Jose blocked 1,292 shot attempts and they had 1,686 hits as a unit.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 48-33 straight up last season
The Los Angeles Kings were 28-32-22 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up last season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/09/16 RW Marian Gaborik Foot out indefinitely
10/09/16 C Nick Shore Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. San Jose
10/09/16 LW Tanner Pearson Suspension expected to miss first 2 games of the regular season
San Jose Sharks Injuries
10/09/16 LW Patrick Marleau Illness probable Wednesday vs. Los Angeles
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose
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