San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings - 4/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings - 4/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (14-14-6) vs San Jose Sharks (15-16-4)

Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -120 / San Jose Sharks +109 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings meet Friday in NHL action at the Staples Center.

The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 15 goals, Timo Meier has 15 assists and Kevin Labanc has 86 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 66 goals on 650 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.

The Los Angeles Kings need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Dustin Brown leads Los Angeles with 14 goals, Anze Kopitar has 30 assists and Jeff Carter has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 85.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jonathan Quick has given up 43 goals on 405 shots faced and Calvin Petersen has given up 47 goals on 624 shots.

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The Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games. The Kings are 7-19 in their last 26 Friday games and 5-11 in their last 16 overall. The over is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Kings last 7 home games. The Sharks are 12-3 in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles and 10-4 in the last 14 meetings.

I'm not running to the window to back either of these teams, but it's no doubt the San Jose Sharks have played the better hockey and are in the better form right now. The Sharks have also beaten the Kings in three of the four meetings this season. The Los Angeles Kings are back to their losing ways and the defense continues its struggles. We're getting the team in better form for a plus money price. Give me the Sharks.

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Randy’s Pick San Jose Sharks +109

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