San Jose at Los Angeles -165 O/U 5
Two Pacific Division rivals clash before the Christmas break as the San Jose Sharks travel down to battle the Los Angeles Kings. This game will wrap up a five-game road trip for the Sharks who have lost nine of their last 12 games overall. The defense has been very inconsistent of late allowing 30 or more shots on net in five of their last seven games and allowing exactly four goals in six of their last eight contests. Los Angeles has gone on a 1-3 run after winning six straight games. They return home after splitting a six-game road trip out East, allowing 40 or more shots in two of their last five. These two clubs have split the first two meetings this season, with the Kings winning the last match-up a month ago 4-1, avenging their opening night 5-1 loss. I expect both clubs to be fatigued here with the holiday break on deck. The Sharks are on a 7-3 O/U run in their last 10 and at the current price of 5 with slight juice towards the over, they’re prime to add to it. Play this one over the total.