Thursday, April 14, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +130 and the Kings at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.
San Jose comes into this matchup having played 82 games. They have an overall record of 46-30-6 and on the road they have a record of 28-10-3. Currently they are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 241 goals and given up 210 goals for a point differential of +31. The Sharks have 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 42-33-7. Los Angeles shows up with a record of 48-28-6 including 26-12-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 225 goals and surrendered 195 for a goal differential of +30. The Kings have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 48-33 while their over/under record sits at 28-32-22.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 78 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 38 goals this season with 224 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 25 goals on 216 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Martin Jones has 37 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,734 shots against him and has given up 143 goals. He has made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 74 total points this season for the Kings. He has 25 goals this season with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 49 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 24 goals on 242 shots. He has 38 assists giving him a total of 62 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 40 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,820 shots against him and has given up 149 goals. He has made 1,671 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks have 98 total points this season. They have scored 237 goals while giving up 207 goals. They have had 275 power play opportunities and have scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sharks have allowed 236 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.51% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Kings have a total of 102 points on the season. They have 47 power play goals on 235 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 285 power play opportunities and have given up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 223 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.50%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've attempted 4,595 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53% as they have 3,504 attempts while they've given up 3,112 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the season. They have 2,472 face off wins compared to 2,404 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.7%. On defense San Jose has 1,686 hits and they've blocked 1,292 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles has attempted 5,107 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,201 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 54.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 54.8% as they have 3,844 shots while they've given up 3,174 attempts on defense. The Kings have an offensive zone percentage of 54.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 45.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 2,534 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,483 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles has blocked 1,027 shot attempts and they have 2,495 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 43-36 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 42-33-7 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 48-33 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 28-32-22 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
04/11/16 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Los Angeles
04/11/16 LW Matthew Nieto Finger is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Los Angeles
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
04/12/16 D Alec Martinez Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. San Jose
03/04/16 C Jordan Nolan Back out indefinitely
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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