San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings - 4/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Kings (14-15-6) vs San Jose Sharks (16-16-4)
Game Info: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -120 / San Jose Sharks +100 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings meet Saturday in NHL action at the Staples Center.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after winning five of their last seven 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 five of their last seven 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.
The Sharks are 2-8 in their last 10 Saturday games and 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Kings are 5-13 in their last 18 Saturday 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.
The San Jose Sharks are not only playing the better hockey lately, but they comfortably beat the Kings last night and have now won four of the five meetings against them this season. The Los Angeles Kings just can't get out of their own way and the offensive production has gone ice cold as of late. It's crazy how the Sharks are once again slight underdogs in this spot and we're getting even money with the hotter team. I'll back the Sharks again on the road.
Randy’s Pick San Jose Sharks +100
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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