Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +116 and the Sharks at -128.
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Los Angeles had a record of 39-35-8 last year and away from home they had a record of 16-19-6. They were 5th in the Pacific Division. They tallied 201 goals and surrendered 205 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they had an ATS mark of 39-43-0 and an over/under record of 24-37-0. San Jose finished with a record of 46-29-7 including 26-11-4 on home ice last year. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 221 goals and gave up 201 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread was 48-40-0 while their over/under mark was 24-39-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings were 39-43-0 straight up last year
The Los Angeles Kings were 24-37-0 against the over/under last season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 48-40-0 straight up last year
The San Jose Sharks were 24-39-0 against the over/under last season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/05/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee is downgraded to doubtful Thursday vs. Philadelphia
10/05/17 D Alec Martinez Lower Body IR. (10/05)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
10/05/15 RW Melker Karlsson Undisclosed doubtful Wednesday vs. Los Angeles
Jeff Carter scored 63 total points last year for the Kings. He had 32 goals last season with 246 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 31 assists on the year and averaged 18 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averaged 20.8 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 8% by tallying 12 goals on 148 attempts. He had 37 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the year. Jonathan Quick had 8 wins and 5 losses last season in goal for the Kings. He had 421 shots against him and he surrendered 35 goals. He made 386 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Brent Burns had 75 total points last season for the Sharks. He had 29 goals last year with 315 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He had a total of 46 assists on the year and averaged 24.9 minutes played per contest. Joe Pavelski averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 29 goals on 233 attempts. He had 39 assists giving him a total of 68 points on the year. Martin Jones had 35 wins and 23 losses last season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,725 shots against him and he gave up 152 goals. He made 1,573 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings had 86 total points last year, which was 22nd in the NHL. They scored 201 goals while giving up 205 scores, which had them ranked 26th and 25th respectively. They had 241 power play chances and scored 46 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 19%. That was 15th in the league. The Kings gave up 245 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 5th when short-handed. They averaged 31 shots per contest and as a team shot 7.87% for the year. They allowed 26 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 91%, which was 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks were 10th in the league with a total of 99 points last season. They had 41 power play goals on 246 chances for a percentage of 17%. That was 25th in the NHL. They gave up 212 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 18th overall. As a team, the Sharks were 19th with a total of 221 goals scored while they gave up 201 goals last season, ranking 26th in goals against. They averaged 30 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 9.01%. As a unit they gave up 28 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles was 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 54.8%, as they attempted 5,008 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,139 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.6% as they had 3,689 attempts while they gave up 3,062 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 2nd in the league. The Kings started possessions in the offensive zone 56.2% of the time, which was 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 43.8% for the season. That was 30th overall in the NHL. They had 2,512 face-off wins compared to 2,436 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.8%. That ranked them 8th in the league. On defense Los Angeles had 2,323 hits and they blocked 1,077 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Sharks were 8th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage was at 46.7% for the season, which was 27th in the NHL. They had 2,293 face-off wins compared to 2,472 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 48.1%. That was 28th in the league. On defense San Jose had 1,536 hits and they blocked 1,354 shots from the opposition, which was 2nd in the league. San Jose was 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.5% as they attempted 4,700 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,613 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52% ranked 5th as they had 3,529 attempts while they gave up 3,259 shots on the defensive end.
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