Wed 23/12/2015 - 01:27 EST

Los Angeles vs San Jose: Kings and Sharks NHL Pacific Division Duel

Los Angeles vs San Jose: Kings and Sharks NHL Pacific Division Duel
Three sleeps prior to Christmas Day, twenty teams are closing out the unofficial first half of the 2015-16 National Hockey League season as there are ten games on the SportsInteraction NHL betting slate tonight. The last game on tonight’s card has caught our attention as the Los Angeles Kings host the San Jose Sharks in an all-California contest. These NHL Pacific Division duel is slated for 10:30 PM ET on December 22, 2015, at the Staples Center in Southern California.

Los Angeles Kings: Return home after a long road journey

Riding a four game winning streak at home, Los Angeles went on the road where they played six contests over twelve days. It’s a pit-stop in SoCal though as the Kings get a four day break and then visit Arizona before making three stops in Western Canada to close out 2015. When their 24 day odyssey is over the Kings will have racked up 10,358 air miles. Los Angeles posted a decent 3-2-1 mark during their road trip but one has to believe the 5-0 embarrassment versus the lowly Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night will have the Kings in a grumpy mood tonight. The Kings are leading the Pacific Division but they are ten points behind Dallas for top spot overall in the Western Conference.

San Jose Shark: Inconsistent rollercoaster style season continues in Northern California

Continuing a long roadie of their own, San Jose are visitors for the fifth time in a span of eight days tonight. The Sharks are one of the streakiest teams in the NHL as their winning runs of four and five games have been offset by streaks of three and six losses. Following a level 5-5-0 record in October, San Jose went on a 9-4-0 roll in November and they were one point behind the Kings in the Pacific Division. A dismal December has erased the gains though as the Sharks are 2-6-2 this month and now sit eight points out of first place. Following a 4-2 loss in Ottawa on Friday, San Jose last played on Sunday as they dropped a 4-3 (OT) decision versus the Blackhawks in Chicago. 

Los Angeles vs San Jose NHL Prediction: The Sharks are just one point up on third place Vancouver and two up on Arizona and Calgary who are tied for fourth in the crazy Pacific Division playoff race. Six Central Division teams have more points than San Jose – three of them have more than the Kings. Jonathan Quick (17-8-1 GAA 2.19) who sat out the Kings 4-1 win over the Sharks on October 22, is looking for personal redemption after the Sharks lit him up for five goals during the Kings 5-1 season opening loss. Quick has been solid as he’s posted a 6-1-0 record with a 1.95 GAA and .927 SV% over his last seven starts. Martin Jones (14-10-2 GAA 2.37) starts for the Sharks and he is 1-1-0 versus the Kings this season. Jones has been in a mini meltdown as he is 2-4-2 and has allowed three or more goals in five of his last eight outings. Expecting a close contest, we are backing the Kings with a 500 unit wager on the money line price posted at SportsInteraction.

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks – SportsInteraction NHL Betting Lines

Los Angeles Kings vs San Jose Sharks – SportsInteraction NHL Betting Lines

Category : Sports News

Join The Conversation
More articles...
Sports News - 26/10/17
NFL Week 8 Predictions 
Week 8 of the 2017 NFL season is the biggest week of byes to date as six teams from around the league are off getting some much needed rest. That means that there are fewer games to dissect for bettors, but it also means we can zero in on a select few to hopefully get paid. Week 8 action kicks off with another London game getting things going at 9:30 am EST on Oct 29, 2017.
Read this article 
Sports News - 26/10/17
CFL Week 19 Predictions 
Week 19 means there are only one or two games left for CFL teams to finalize their playoff positioning and that means that bettors should be aware of playoff scenarios. But using the "must win" tag on teams can be problematic because pressure does funny things in this sport and upsets still can happen this late in the year to kill a team's season. Week 19 action kicks off at 7:00 pm EST on Oct 27, 2017.
Read this article 
Sports News - 23/10/17
2017 MLB World Series Predictions 
The grueling marathon known as the MLB season has now reached its finale as the Houston Astros and L.A Dodgers square off for the right to be called World Champion. This 2017 World Series comes with plenty of storylines on both sides and there is no question that whatever team does come out on top, they'll definitely be deserving. So who will it be? Game 1's first pitch goes at 8:08 pm EST on Oct 24, 2017.
Read this article 
Sports News - 20/10/17
NFL Week 7 Predictions 
Week 7 of the 2017 NFL campaign has arrived and just like Week 5, we've got an entire board of NFL games with very tight spreads. No team is favored by more than 6 points this week, so expect the season of parity in the NFL to continue. The action on Sunday gets going at 1:00 pm EST on October 22, 2017.
Read this article