Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
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The Los Angeles Kings head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +201 and the Sharks at -225.
Los Angeles has a record of 17-23-3 this year. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 98 goals and surrendered 127 goals for a point differential of -29. For the year they have an ATS mark of 16-26-0 and an over/under record of 17-24-0. San Jose has a record of 23-13-7 this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have scored 150 goals and given up 135 for a goal differential of +15. Their record against the spread is 22-20-0 while their over/under mark is 25-16-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 16-26-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 17-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 22-20-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 25-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
12/22/18 D Alec Martinez Undisclosed IR (12/22)
12/15/18 D Dion Phaneuf Upper Body is out indefinitely
11/26/18 LW Carl Hagelin Lower Body is out indefinitely
11/17/18 C Trevor Lewis Foot is out indefinitely
10/03/18 RW Jonny Brodzinski Shoulder IR (10/03)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
01/06/19 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Undisclosed is questionable Monday vs Los Angeles
01/05/19 D Justin Braun Knee is questionable Monday vs Los Angeles
01/02/19 D Radim Simek Concussion is out indefinitely
Anze Kopitar has scored 28 total points this year for the Kings. He has 10 goals this season with 88 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 22.5 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 11 goals on 90 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 7 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Kings. He has 550 shots against him and he's surrendered 54 goals. He's made 496 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Brent Burns has 47 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 7 goals this year with 151 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 24.2 minutes played per contest. Logan Couture averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 16 goals on 105 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 42 points on the year. Martin Jones has 18 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 846 shots against him and he's given up 87 goals. He's made 759 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 37 total points this year, which is 27th in the NHL. They've scored 98 goals while giving up 127 scores, which has them ranked 31st and 14th respectively. They have had 121 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 27th in the league. The Kings have given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking them 30th when short-handed. They average 28 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.05% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 6th in the league with a total of 53 points this season. They have 32 power play goals on 129 chances for a percentage of 25%. That is 7th in the NHL. They've given up 118 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Sharks are 4th with a total of 150 goals scored while they've given up 135 goals this season, ranking 8th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.01%. As a unit they give up 28 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1%, as they've attempted 2,330 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,512 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.9% as they have 1,732 attempts while they have given up 1,887 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time, which is 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the season. That is 7th overall in the NHL. They have 1,318 face-off wins compared to 1,271 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.9%. That ranks them 10th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 964 hits and they have blocked 625 shots from the opposition, putting them 7th overall.
The Sharks are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.2% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 1,284 face-off wins compared to 1,295 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 17th in the league. On defense San Jose has 766 hits and they have blocked 574 shots from the opposition, which is 20th in the league. San Jose is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55.4% as they've attempted 2,815 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,264 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 55.5% ranks 2nd as they have 2,110 attempts while they have given up 1,690 shots on the defensive end.
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