Sharks vs. Kings - 3/28/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Kings (45-25-5) at San Jose Sharks (41-28-6)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Los Angeles Kings --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks square off Monday night at the SAP Center.
The Los Angeles Kings look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 18 games. The Los Angeles Kings are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Tyler Toffoli leads Los Angeles with 29 goals, Anze Kopitar has 43 assists and Jeff Carter has 216 shots on goal. Defensively, the Los Angeles Kings are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their power play chances. Jonathan Quick has allowed 135 goals on 1,655 shots faced and Jhonas Enroth has given up 27 goals on 375 shots. Quick has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 35 goals, Brent Burns has 41 assists and Joel Ward has 130 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.9 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 133 goals on 1,631 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Kings are 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 in their last 10 road games. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 8-2 in their last 10 vs. a team with a winning record. The Kings are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose and 9-4 in the last 13 meetings overall.
The Kings continue to play great hockey down the stretch and have won nine of their last 13 games against the Sharks. With the way Los Angeles has been playing, you have to give them the edge on the road.