Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks Hockey Betting Tips 11/29/2019
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+161) Sharks (-179)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (10-13-2, 8th in the Pacific Division) go to SAP Center on Friday where they'll take on the San Jose Sharks (13-12-1, 6th in the Pacific Division). The Kings open this contest at +161 while the Sharks are priced at -179. The total is set at 6. The Kings are covering 40.0% of the time, having gone 10-15 SU. The Sharks are covering 45.8% of the time, going 11-13 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings come into the game holding a record of 10 victories and 13 defeats, which puts them at 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 67 goals which ranks 14th in the West and 26th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -17, which puts them at 28th in the NHL. The Kings currently have a total of 22 points, which ranks 29th in the NHL and 15th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 869 which ranks 3rd in the West and 5th in the NHL. As a group, Los Angeles has a total of 376 hits which means they are averaging 15 per contest. They currently have a total of 253 blocks for the season. Protecting the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has racked up 1,011 minutes defending the net for the campaign. Quick is giving up 3.33 goals per contest which has him ranking 22nd in the Western Conference and 42nd in the NHL. During this season, he has surrendered 56 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .885 which has him ranking 25th in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 1 win over the New York Islanders in their last game. The Kings had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this victory. For this outing, they converted 4 of the 30 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. Los Angeles ended up with a total of 8 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings was 40 and the Corsi against was 39 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick was 30 while the Fenwick against sat at 23, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 56.6%. They took 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 20 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 107.3 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the New York Islanders put up 25 shots. They had a total of 10 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Sharks will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the campaign they sit with 13 victories and 12 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are sitting 13th in the Western Conference and 27th in the NHL with -16. They have compiled a total of 72 goals for this year which has them ranked at 7th in the conference. San Jose has a save % as a team of .887 which currently has them sitting 26th in the NHL, meaning scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 9.5% putting them at 7th in the conference. In goal for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a tough year by giving up 3.18 goals per game and that places him 21st among Western Conference goaltenders and 40th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,150 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has given up 61 goals. He holds a save % of .891, which has him sitting 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL among goalies.
The San Jose Sharks opposed the Winnipeg Jets in a matchup where the Sharks ended up taking the loss by a final score of 5 - 1. In this game, San Jose went home with a 63.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 37 and the other team having a Corsi of 21. Their Fenwick rate was 58.1% with a Fenwick of 25 and the Jets earning a 18 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that San Jose played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO was 78.6 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 52.9%. The Sharks converted 1 goal out of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play chances in this one but were not able to net one. Regarding their opponent, the Jets had 3 power play attempts and took advantage of the situation by scoring 1 goal. San Jose allowed 26 shots on goal and the Jets racked up 34 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (-179)
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