San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings - 3/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings - 3/17/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (33-21-8) vs San Jose Sharks (26-25-8)

Game Info: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Kings -175 / San Jose Sharks +145 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Kings host the San Jose Sharks in Thursday NHL Action.

The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 26-25-8. Through 59 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 156 times, good for a rank of 29th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 17th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.1 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 11th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.

The Los Angeles Kings get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 33-21-8. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 62 games, the Kings have scored 178 goals, giving them an average of 2.82. This output gives them a rank of 21st among NHL teams. On defense, Los Angeles is the 14th ranked unit, giving up 2.81 goals per contest. So far, the Kings have played the 12th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Los Angeles's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 16th in the NHL.

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Through 59 games, the San Jose Sharks' leading goal scorer is Tomas Hertl. With his 23 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 48. On the season, he is turning 15.9% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Sharks have benefited from the strong play of Timo Meier, who is the team's overall leader in points. In San Jose's 59 games, he has come up with 25 goals on a shooting percentage of 10.8%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 4.0. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.85 goals per game. In his 35 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Coming into this game, the Los Angeles King's leader in points is Anze Kopitar. In Los Angeles's 62 games, he has come up with 15 goals and 36 assists. He has scored his goals on a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The team's top overall goal scorer is Adrian Kempe. Of his 25 goals, 16.0% have come during power play time. However, when on the ice, the Kings are -8 in scoring differential. Los Angeles's top goalie is Calvin Petersen, who is giving up an average of 2.69 goals per game. In his 27 games played, he has turned in 15 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average. Heading into this game, both the Sharks and the Kings have gone 2-3 over their last five games. Between the two units, Los Angeles has been playing better on offense, surpassing their season scoring average 3 times during this stretch. Look for the Kings to pick up a win over the Sharks on their home ice.

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