Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks - 3/22/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (11-14-4) vs Los Angeles Kings (12-11-6)
Game Info: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks -122 / Los Angeles Kings +108 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 25.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 13 goals, Anze Kopitar has 27 assists and Jeff Carter has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 37 goals on 358 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 40 goals on 512 shots.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 13 goals, Evander Kane has 14 assists and Timo Meier has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 53 goals on 483 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 44 goals on 436 shots.
The Kings are 20-45 in their last 65 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Kings last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 5-2-1 in Sharks last 8 overall. The road team is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings. The under is 12-4-6 in the last 22 meetings.
The Los Angeles Kings have played the better hockey over the last couple of weeks, but they're on the end of a back to back and playing on the road where they play some of their worst hockey. The San Jose Sharks aren't a team you want to back in the favorite role, especially lately, but they do have the rest advantage and have won three of the last five meetings against the Kings. I'll back the Sharks at home, but there's better betting options out there with a loaded Monday NHL card.
Randy’s Pick San Jose Sharks -122
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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