San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings 1/22/24

San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings 1/22/24 NHL Game Analysis, Previews and Predictions

San Jose Sharks (10-31-4) vs. Los Angeles Kings (21-13-8)


San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings 1/22/24 – On Monday, January 22, 2024 in an NHL regular season matchup, the struggling San Jose Sharks will meet up against playoff-contending Los Angeles Kings for what should be an intriguing clash of two teams searching for consistency within their lineups. We will analyze both squad’s recent performance, offensive capabilities, goaltenders, betting trends and overall betting trends to provide insights and NHL picks and previews to you as a reader.


The San Jose Sharks find themselves near the bottom of the standings with 10 wins, 31 losses and four overtime losses on their record. They have struggled throughout this season and currently find themselves experiencing a rough patch, winning only one of their last five games. Furthermore, they’ve struggled against the spread this year, going 1-4-1 against it overall while away from home (9-16 record against it).


The Los Angeles Kings have enjoyed an exemplary season so far with an overall record of 21 wins, 13 losses, and 8 overtime losses. Most recently they have shown excellent form, winning four out of their last five games to demonstrate this resurgence of form. Like San Jose Sharks however they have struggled against the spread with only 1 win out of their last 5 contests against it (1-4 last five times) although on their road games they boast a 12-10 mark against it.


San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings 1/22/24 Game Info


When: Monday, January 22, 2024, at 10:30 PM ET
Where: Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood vs. Goaltender Cam Talbot


Mackenzie Blackwood has been San Jose Sharks goaltender this season, appearing in 29 games while only recording five wins against 17 losses and posting an overall 3.72 GAA with only an 0.894 save percentage – thus leaving little chance for victory for San Jose. If the Sharks want any chance in this matchup against Calgary then Blackwood must step up his performance significantly to give San Jose another shot at victory.

Cam Talbot of the Los Angeles Kings stands in front of them as they defend. Talbot has played 30 games so far with 14 victories against 11 losses for an overall goal-against average of 2.44 goals-against-average and save percentage of 0.915, making Talbot an invaluable asset to their roster.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


As for betting odds for this matchup, they have yet to be set and bettors should keep an eye out as game day draws near and consider recent performances of both teams before placing any bets.


San Jose Sharks Betting Trends


The San Jose Sharks have experienced recent difficulties, winning only one out of their last five matches and going just 1-1-4 against the spread in those five matches (and 9-16 overall on their home court). Four out of their last five totals went OVER in one or more of those contests, showing an increased potential for high scoring matches in later contests.


Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends


Los Angeles Kings have had more recent success, winning four out of their last five games but with just a 1-4 mark against the spread in those five contests. On their travels they boast 12-10 odds against them against spread; yet only once during this stretch have their totals exceeded three in any single contest; suggesting lower scoring contests.


San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings 1/22/24 Betting Picks


Los Angeles appears to be a stronger team in both areas; their recent performances and balanced roster speak to this. Meanwhile, San Jose Sharks may display flashes of offensive talent but remain hindered by defensive shortcomings and goaltending issues which limit them from reaching their full potential.


Based on past betting trends and overall team performances, it seems sensible to pick Los Angeles Kings as the winner in this matchup. Bettors might consider prop bets or the over/under to match their risk tolerance and preferences in this contest.


Our professional picks for this game favor the Los Angeles Kings to emerge victorious by at least a couple goals, likely thanks to superior goaltending and defensive play from Los Angeles which should help limit scoring chances by San Jose Sharks.


Free Pick and Prediction: Los Angeles Kings 4, San Jose Sharks 2


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