NHL Pick: Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks


The LA Kings are in San Jose where they take on division rivals the San Jose Sharks. The Kings have played the Sharks well over the past couple seasons winning 5 of the last 7 meetings overall which included coming back and winning 4 games straight after being down 3 games to none in last years playoffs series versus the Sharks.

Head to Head Trends

Kings are 16-37 in the last 53 meetings in San Jose.
Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose.

San Jose Sharks (-105)

The San Jose Sharks are 4th in the Pacific Division with 68 points but they are just 1 point up on the Wild and 2 points up on the Kings for the final playoff spot in the West. The Sharks have really been struggling over the past few weeks winning just 3 of their last 10 games. Over their last 10 games the Sharks have been scoring plenty of goals it’s just their defense has been absolutely horrible allowing 3.6 goals per game. The Sharks are actually under .500 at home with a 14-16 record which is actually a little surprising that they are currently in a playoff spot with such a poor home record. The Sharks have a decent offense averaging 2.8 goals per game but their defense is not all that good allowing 2.9 goals per game.

San Jose Sharks Trends

Sharks are 0-5 in their last 5 home games.
Sharks are 2-7 in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest.

Los Angeles Kings (-115)

The LA Kings are 5th in the Pacific Division with 66 points just 2 points behind the Sharks the final playoff spot but they actually have 3 games in hand over the Sharks so if they can continue playing the way they have been of late I think they should make the playoffs no problem. The Kings are probably the hottest team in the league right now winning their last 6 straight games so they are getting hot at the right time of the season. A couple weeks ago I mentioned the Kings had such a poor road record at just 5-16 which was so bad especially for a team with as much talent as the Kings that they were due to start winning a lot of road games just to even things out. The Kings have actually won their last 3 road games and I think that trend will continue tonight.

Los Angeles Kings Trends

Kings are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
Over is 2-0-2 in Kings last 4 road games.


I going to continue to ride the Kings as they are one of the hottest teams in the league right now but especially on the road where I predict them to win maybe 12 or more of their final 17 road games.

Free Pick: Los Angeles Kings -115  

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