Sharks at Kings 3/21/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings
NHL: 10:30 PM EST
Mar. 21, 2019
Latest Odds : SJ -219 Total 6
The Los Angeles Kings remain at home on Thursday and will host the San Jose Sharks. The Kings lost at home 3-2 to the Jets in their last game and are riding a three game losing streak. Los Angeles is 25-39-8 on the season and sit last in the Western Conference. The Kings are 2-7-1 over their last ten games and carry a 13-20-3 home record.
Jonathan Quick will make his 41st start in the goal for the Kings. Quick is 13-21-6 on the season and has two shutouts. Quick has allowed 128 goals and carries a 3.30 goals against average. The Los Angeles Kings lost to the Sharks 3-1 in their last meeting back in January.
The San Jose Sharks have already clinched a playoff spot and are 2nd in the Western Conference. The Sharks are 43-22-8 on the season and heat to LA after losing 7-3 at home to Vegas in their last game. San Jose is 6-4 over their last ten games but are riding a three game losing streak as well. The Sharks are 20-14-3 on the road.
Martin Jones will make his 57th start in the net for the Sharks. Jones is 35-15-5 on the season with three shutouts. Jones has allowed 157 goals and carries a 2.91 goals against average. The San Jose Sharks average 3.58 goals per game which ranks 2nd in the NHL.
Recent Betting Trends:
Sharks are 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest.
Kings are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite.
Over is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 games as a favorite of -151 to -200.
Under is 4-1 in Kings last 5 games as a home favorite.
Free Betting Pick: San Jose Sharks -1.5 goals
Both teams are struggling to find the win column right now but the Sharks have the much better team. The Sharks are 10-1 in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles. The road team is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. Lay it and play it with the road team. Final Score Prediction: The San Jose Sharks win 4-2.