Looking to win big? The Sharks and Kings face off at 10:30 ET on NBCS. The Kings are hosting the game at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Kings are the home favorites against the Sharks in a Pacific division matchup.

SAN JOSE SHARKS VS LOS ANGELES KINGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Kings -1.5

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 10:30 ET on Monday, January 22nd.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES KINGS:

  • The Kings enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Kings on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Sharks (+1.5)

Can San Jose Pull Off a Road Win?

On the season, the Sharks have gone 11-31-4 and are in last place in the Pacific Division. In their last ten games, San Jose has gone just 2-8, and they have lost two of their last three games.

So far this season, the Sharks have been the underdog in all 46 of their games, and they have gone 11-31-4 in those games. On the road, San Jose is just 4-19-2, and in the Western Conference, they are in 16th place.

On the road this season, the Sharks have a puck line record of 9-16, and their average scoring margin is at -2.3 goals per game. So far, San Jose has 19 wins by multiple goals and 27 losses by more than one goal.

Against the puck line, the Sharks have gone 5-5 in their last ten games, and their overall record vs. the puck line is at 19-27. In their last three games, San Jose has a puck line record of 2-1, and they have gone 4-1 vs. the puck line in their last five contests.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring San Jose is 6.1. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 18-25-3.

In their last three road games, San Jose has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.

The Sharks come into the game scoring an average of 2 goals per game, putting them 32nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. Coming into the game, the Sharks have a 1-1 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 9-29.

San Jose’s current leading scorer is Tomas Hertl. This season, he has 14 goals, which puts him 86th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 18 assists so far.

The Kings defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.5 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Los Angeles, goalie Kaapo Kahkonen has started 18 games in this season. His current record is 5-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.684%.

Taking a Look at the Kings Chances at Home

As the seventh-place team in the Western Conference, the Kings have gone 22-13-8 overall and 13-8 against other Western Conference teams. In their division, the Kings are in fourth place with a record of 6-4.

At home this season, Los Angeles has gone 8-8-5, and they have been favored in 31 of their 43 games, going 16-10-5 in those games. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone just 2-8, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games.

At home this season, the Kings have gone 8-13 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game. So far, they are 20-23 vs. the puck line.

Overall, the Kings have 16 wins by multiple goals and have an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. In their last 10 games at home, the Kings have gone just 3-7 vs. the puck line.

This season, Los Angeles’ games are averaging 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Kings currently have an over/under record of 16-26-1.

In their last three road games, San Jose has averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.

For their offensive performance, the Kings come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 19th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 7th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Kings offense is 16th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

Los Angeles’ leading goal scorer is Trevor Moore. So far this season, he has 20 goals, placing him 28th in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 12 assists.

The Kings defense is currently 30th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 27.5 shots per game against Los Angeles. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 9th with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. San Jose, goalie David Rittich has started six games in this season. His current record is 4-1, and his save percentage stands at 0.33%.