San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/22/21

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/22/21 Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (13-11-6) at San Jose Sharks (11-14-4)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 22, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks -122 / Los Angeles Kings +108 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Kings and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Monday night.

The Los Angeles Kings will look to build on their big 3-1 win over Vegas last time out. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 37 points including 8 goals and a team-high 29 assists while Drew Doughty has 25 points with 7 goals and 18 assists. Alex Iafallo has 13 assists and Dustin Brown has a team-high 14 goals while Adrian Kempe’s added 11 goals and 8 assists this season. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 2.9 goals on 28.4 shots per game with a 25.5% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.8 goals on 31.3 shots against with an 84.3% success rate on the PK this season.

The San Jose Sharks will try to bounce back from a 5-2 loss to St. Louis last time out. Evander Kane leads the Sharks in scoring with 26 points including 12 goals and a team-high 14 assists while Logan Couture has 22 points with a team-high 12 goals. Timo Meier also has 20 points with 14 assists while Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl, Brent Burns and Ryan Donato all have double-digit assist numbers this season. As a team, San Jose is averaging 2.7 goals on 29.9 shots per game with a 19% success rate on the power play while giving up 3.5 goals per game on 32 shots against per game with a 78% success rate on the penalty kill this season.

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Los Angeles is 20-45 in their last 65 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 games overall while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games playing on no rest. San Jose is 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 games overall while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record. The road team is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams.

It’s hard to make a case for either side right now as both are having their fair share of struggles and we haven’t seen them go head-to-head in over a month which is a long time in this condensed season. However, the two meetings this season saw a combined 15 goals with 8 goals in the last meeting and 7 in the first matchup and I think that we have another high-scoring game here. Give me the over.

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Chris’s Pick Over 6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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