San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings Hockey Betting Tips and Predictions 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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The San Jose Sharks head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at -175 and the Kings at +145.
San Jose has a record of 43-22-8 this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've tallied 261 goals and surrendered 226 goals for a point differential of +35. For the year they have an ATS mark of 43-30-0 and an over/under record of 41-30-0. Los Angeles has a record of 25-39-8 this season. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They have scored 168 goals and given up 227 for a goal differential of -59. Their record against the spread is 25-47-0 while their over/under mark is 34-36-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 43-30-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 41-30-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 25-47-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 34-36-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/20/19 C Joe Pavelski Undisclosed is questionable Thursday vs Los Angeles
03/15/19 D Radim Simek Knee is out for season
02/28/19 D Erik Karlsson Groin is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Logan Couture has scored 64 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 26 goals this season with 183 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Brent Burns averages 25 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by tallying 13 goals on 266 attempts. He has 62 assists, giving him a total of 75 points on the year. Martin Jones has 34 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 1,537 shots against him and he's surrendered 157 goals. He's made 1,380 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Dustin Brown has 42 total points this season for the Kings. He has 19 goals this year with 152 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Anze Kopitar averages 22.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 20 goals on 138 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 13 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,179 shots against him and he's given up 128 goals. He's made 1,051 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 94 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 261 goals while giving up 226 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 11th respectively. They have had 212 power play chances and scored 51 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 24%. That is 6th in the league. The Sharks have given up 213 power play opportunities and surrendered 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 19th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.67% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 31st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 30th in the league with a total of 58 points this season. They have 30 power play goals on 192 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 207 power play opportunities and surrendered 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 29th overall. As a team, the Kings are 31st with a total of 168 goals scored while they've given up 227 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 28 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.24%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 25th overall in the NHL.
San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7%, as they've attempted 4,496 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,878 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54.2% as they have 3,428 attempts while they have given up 2,901 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.8% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.2% for the season. That is 26th overall in the NHL. They have 2,138 face-off wins compared to 2,081 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That ranks them 11th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,348 hits and they have blocked 977 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Kings are 22nd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season, which is 11th in the NHL. They have 2,107 face-off wins compared to 2,083 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,667 hits and they have blocked 1,021 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. Los Angeles is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.1% as they've attempted 3,913 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,214 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.5% ranks 27th as they have 2,892 attempts while they have given up 3,193 shots on the defensive end.
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