San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 1/11/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+155) Kings (-188)
The San Jose Sharks (12-21-8) are traveling to Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday where they will go up against the Los Angeles Kings (24-14-6). The line on this contest has San Jose at +155 while Los Angeles is at -188. The over/under is set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-2 defeat to the Bruins in their last outing. San Jose garnered 6 mins in the box in this contest. The Sharks didn't have their best offensive outing in this defeat. They also had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to make the most of them. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 30 shots they tried.
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While playing at even strength, the Sharks let the opposition score 132 goals while scoring 101 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 119 power play tries (27th in the NHL) and have tallied 19 goals in those chances. With respect to their scoring, the San Jose Sharks have earned 125 goals (20th in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 151. San Jose has tried 1,221 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. For the current season, they have accumulated 32 points and their points percentage sits at .390. The Sharks so far have had 1,239 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .878. San Jose steps onto the ice with 117 power play opportunities and they have notched 24 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 20.51%.
The man in net for this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. Throughout his time in hockey, Kahkonen has recorded 39 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .506. His save percentage currently is at .901 for his 4,600 mins played. Kahkonen has seen 2,372 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,137 saves. Opponents have scored 235 goals versus Kahkonen in his pro career and his goals against average is 3.07. He has compiled a mark of 37-30-9 and he started in 77 games. Kahkonen has participated in 81 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced off against the Oilers in an outing where the Kings notched a win by a final of 6-3. They had 7 power play chances in this outing and recorded 4 out of those opportunities. The Kings netted 6 goals of the 38 shots on goal they attempted.
On the campaign, the Los Angeles Kings have earned 144 goals, 54 points, in addition to a points percentage of .614. They have permitted 148 goals to be scored by of a combination of 107 goals at even strength and 41 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Kings have scored 106 goals at even strength and 38 goals (5th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have a tally of 154 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 24.68%. Los Angeles has attempted 1,423 shots (4th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.12%, while allowing their opponents 1,264 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 73.38% on the other teams 154 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 88.3%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Pheonix Copley in goal. His opposition is averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has surrendered 119 goals in total. Copley's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.4% and he has 22 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 39 contests and has played 2,506 minutes. Copley has amassed a career record of 27-11-3 and has been in net for 44 contests. He has a tally of 1,088 saves out of the 1,207 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .901.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-188) and under 6 goals
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