Los Angeles Kings at San Jose Sharks - 3/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (12-14-4) vs Los Angeles Kings (13-12-6)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks -125 / Los Angeles Kings +105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 14 goals, Anze Kopitar has 29 assists and Jeff Carter has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 39 goals on 381 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 41 goals on 554 shots.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after losing four of their last five games. 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 14 goals, Evander Kane has 15 assists and Timo Meier has 76 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 54 goals on 525 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 44 goals on 436 shots.
The Kings are 20-46 in their last 66 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Sharks are 4-11 in their last 15 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Kings last 6 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Sharks last 9 overall. The Kings are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 13-4-6 in the last 23 meetings.
I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, but you'd have to give the Sharks the edge if forced to pick this contest. The Sharks are at home and have won two of the three meetings this season against the Kings, including a victory on Monday. The Los Angeles Kings have had little to no success on the road or in the underdog role this season. The Sharks have also won four straight games as a favorite. I'll lay the cheap price with the Sharks at home.