Friday, April 22, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, April 22, 2016. San Jose leads the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +132 and the Kings at -146. The over/under has been set at 5.
San Jose comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-30-6 and on the road they had a record of 28-10-3. They finished 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and gave up 210 goals for a point differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 42-33-7. Los Angeles had a regular season record of 48-28-6 including 26-12-3 at home this season. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They scored 225 goals and surrendered 195 for a goal differential of +30. The Kings had 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 48-33 while their over/under record sat at 28-32-22.
Joe Pavelski accumulated 78 total points this season for the Sharks. He had 38 goals this season 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. Patrick Marleau averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 25 goals on 216 shots. He had 23 assists giving him a total of 48 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%.
Anze Kopitar accumulated 74 total points this season for the Kings. He had 25 goals this season 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. 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 this 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%.
The Sharks had 98 total points this season. They scored 237 goals while giving up 207 goals. They had 275 power play opportunities and scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sharks allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.51% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Kings had a total of 102 points on the season. They had 47 power play goals on 235 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. They allowed 285 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks had a total of 223 goals scored while they gave up 192 goals during the campaign. They averaged 32 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.50%. As a team they gave up 27 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
San Jose had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,595 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53% as they had 3,504 attempts while they gave up 3,112 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks started possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49% for the season. They had 2,472 face off wins compared to 2,404 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.7%. On defense San Jose had 1,686 hits and they blocked 1,292 shots from the opposition.
Los Angeles attempted 5,107 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,201 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 54.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 54.8% as they had 3,844 shots while they gave up 3,174 attempts on defense. The Kings had an offensive zone percentage of 54.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 45.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they compiled 2,534 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,483 face off losses. On defense Los Angeles blocked 1,027 shot attempts and they had 2,495 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up this season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 48-33 straight up this season
The Los Angeles Kings were 28-32-22 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
04/20/16 D Alec Martinez Lower Body "?" Friday vs. San Jose
03/04/16 C Jordan Nolan Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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