San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/24/21

San Jose Sharks vs Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/24/21 Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Kings (13-12-6) at San Jose Sharks (12-14-4)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks -115 / Los Angeles Kings -105 --- Over/Under: 6.5 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 Wednesday night.

The Los Angeles Kings will try to get some measure of revenge after a 2-1 loss to the Sharks in their last matchup. Anze Kopitar leads the Kings in scoring with 37 points including a team-high 29 assists with 8 goals while Drew Doughty has 25 points with 7 goals and 18 assists and Alex Iafallo has 20 points with 13 apples this season. Dustin Brown also has 20 points with a team-high 14 goals and Adrian Kempe sits on 19 goals with 11 goals this season. As a team, Los Angeles is averaging 2.9 goals on 28.5 shots against per game with a 26% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.8 goals on 31.7 shots against with an 85.1% success rate on the PK this season.

The San Jose Sharks will try to build up back-to-back wins after their victory over the Kings last time out. Evander Kane leads the Sharks in scoring with 27 points including 12 goals and a team-high 15 assists while Logan Couture has 23 points with a team-high 14 goals and Timo Meier has 20 points with 14 assists of his own this season. As a team, San Jose is averaging 2.7 goals per game on 29.9 shots per game with a 19% success rate on the PP while giving up 3.5 goals on 32 shots against per game with a 78% kill percentage on the PK this season.

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Los Angeles is 4-9 in their last 13 games overall and 20-46 in their last 66 road games while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a road underdog. San Jose is 2-10 in their last 12 games following a win and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite. Los Angeles is 4-9 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams.

This is a hard one to call as it’s a true rivalry that’s remained despite the realignment for this year. With that said, San Jose has won the first meeting in both sets of back-to-backs this season and the Kings are good enough to get revenge in the rematch like they did the first time around this season, so I’ll take my chances with the Kings.

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Chris’s Pick Los Angeles -105

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

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