Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Kings vs. Sharks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Los Angeles Kings taking on the San Jose Sharks Thursday October 22nd at SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Los Angeles Kings (2-3-0-0) vs. San Jose Sharks (4-2-0-0)
Date: Thursday October 22nd
Time:10:30 PM EST
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -112
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: San Jose -1.5
NHL Betting Total: 5.0
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After opening the season with 5 straight home games, the Los Angeles Kings hit the road for the first time when they travel to San Jose to take on the Sharks.
The Kings come in off a victory over Colorado 2-1, which marked their 2nd straight win.
The Sharks ended a 4 game east coast road trip with a loss in New York as they dropped to the Rangers 4-0.
The Kings have already endured their first roller coaster effect of the season with their 5 game home stand.
Los Angeles opened the season at 0-3 and the fans and players were starting to get a little tense. They finished the home stand with authority as they knocked off Minnesota and Colorado by 2-1 scores.
The Kings have found their offense from Tyler Toffoli. He’s recorded half of the Kings’ goals this year as he’s notched 3 to his credit. This has been a major problem through the first 5 games for the Kings as they have struggle to find any sort of production from their stars.
Besides Toffoli, Dustin Brown and Jeff Carter are the only other Kings with multiple points.
The Kings will look for a small revenge piece here as the Sharks routed the Kings 5-1 inside the Staples Center when these teams last met.
San Jose returns west after splitting their east coast road trip with 2 wins and 2 losses.
The Sharks opened their road trip in style with wins over Washington and New Jersey. They then made a 2 game stop in New York to take on the Islanders and Rangers. San Jose was outscored 10-3 combined as the Islanders racked up 6 goals while the Rangers settled for 4.
Sharks Captain Joe Pavelski had some solid success against the Kings back on Oct. 7th. Pavelski tallied a goal and 2 assists in the Sharks 5-1 win.
They’ll look to get back into that offensive groove as they’ve struggled lately. After scoring 5 goals in 2 of their first 3 games of the season, San Jose has just 5 goals total over their last 3.
This will be just the 2nd home game for San Jose, who is 1-0 at home this season.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Kings are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games.
- Kings are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Kings are 1-6 in their last 7 vs. Pacific.
- Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 home games.
- Sharks are 51-24 in their last 75 Thursday games.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
With this being the first time the Kings have to travel, an expected sluggish performance could very well happen here on Thursday. With the Sharks getting a couple days off from their east coast trip, they are well rested and ready to go.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: San Jose ML
The Sharks, behind Pavelski, grab a win here on Thursday night.
NHL Free Score Prediction: San Jose 4- Los Angeles 1
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