The HP Pavilion is the venue for a clash between the top two
teams in the Pacific Division. The Sharks sit on 101 with the Kings and Coyotes
just behind on 96.
Record 12-12 making 2.02 units
NHL free pick on the San
Jose Sharks as they take on the Los Angeles Kings in NHL action set to start at
10:00 PM ET.
My proprietary sports handicapping database and simulator shows a
high probability that San Jose will win this game easily. Both teams enter this
game on hot winning streaks with the Kings sporting a 7-2-1 run and the Sharks
on a 7-1-2 winning run. San Jose ranks third in the Western Conference with 101
points and are still competing with the Detroit Red Wings for the second spot
in the playoff seedings. San Jose is just one point behind Detroit with three
games left to the regular season. The kings are in fourth place in the Western
Conference and have nearly clinched a playoff spot. They have a comfortable
four point lead over eighth place Calgary with 92 points.
Supporting this graded play on the San Jose Sharks is a system that has
produced a record of 101-48 making 28.7 units since 2005. The average play has
been a 150.6 favorite. Play
on home favorites against the money line off a win by two goals or more over a
division rival and with a winning record on the season playing another winning
team. The Sharks defeated divisional foe Dallas 3-1 installed as -135 favorites
Saturday. As mentioned Los Angeles is a playoff team posting a 45-27-6 winning
mark satisfying the second part of this system’s criteria.
simulator shows a very high probability that the Sharks will allow two or fewer
goals in this game. In past games where San jose has achieved this defensive
performance level San Jose has posted a 33-5 record making 27.4 units per one
unit wagered this season, 124-16 record making 100.6 units per one unit wagered
spanning the past three years, and 499-86 making 433.8 units per one unit wagered. When San Jose
allows two goals exactly they are 16-3 making 12.1 units per one unit wagered
this season, 58-12 making 39.4 units per one unit wagered spanning the last
three seasons, and 199-69 making 119 units per one unit wagered since 1996.
The Los Angeles Kings are not very good at all in past games scoring just two
or fewer goals in a game posting a 9-24 mark losing 21.8 units per one unit
wagered this season, 26-93 losing 83.4 units per one unit wagered spanning the
past three seasons, and 78-430 losing 412.6 units per one unit wagered since
There are several game situations supporting San Jose in this
game noting they are 33-13
against the money line making 15.1 units per one unit wagered after two or more
consecutive ‘overs’ spanning the last two seasons; 23-9 against the money line
making 11.8 units against mistake free teams
allowing opponents an average of four or fewer power plays per game in
the second half of this season.
the San Jose Sharks.