Planning on watching today’s Kings and Sharks game? Catch the action at SAP Center in San Jose, CA, as the Sharks hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on ESPN+. The Kings come into this Pacific division matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite to pick up the win. Currently, the over/under for the game is at 6 goals.

LOS ANGELES KINGS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 10:30 ET on Thursday, April 4th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Sharks winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Sharks on the moneyline (+254)
  • The Sharks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will Los Angeles Be The Talk of SAP Center?

With 89 points, the Kings are in 8th place in the Western Conference and 4th in the Pacific Division. On the road, Los Angeles has gone 21-14-4 this season and have dropped three straight games away from home. Over their last ten games, the Kings have gone 6-4 and have lost two straight games as the underdog.

Overall, the Kings have gone 39-25-11 this season, including a record of 27-16-7 as the favorite. Against other teams in the Western Conference, Los Angeles has gone 22-21 this season. Over their last five games, the Kings have gone 2-3, and over their last three games, they have gone 1-2.

On the road, the Kings have a puck line record of 20-19 and an average scoring margin of +.3 goals per game. So far this season, Los Angeles has 26 wins by multiple goals compared to 19 losses by more than one goal.

Over their last ten road games, the Kings have a puck line record of 4-6, and their puck line record for the season is at 36-39. In their last ten games overall, the team is 6-4 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Los Angeles is 5.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.1. The Kings come in with an over/under record of 29-43-3.

Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

On offense, the Kings are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 16th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 8th in the league. This year, the Kings have recorded a 23-17 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 13-7 record.

Los Angeles’ leading scorer is Trevor Moore. So far, he has 29 goals which is 39th in the NHL. Moore also comes into the game with 24 assists.

Defensively, the Sharks are currently 2nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 33.7 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 28th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie David Rittich comes into the game having made 20 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-6 and he has a save percentage of 0.491%.

Can San Jose Pull Off a Home Win?

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 10-22-4, and they come into tonight’s game on a two-game losing streak at home. Overall, San Jose is 17-49-8 on the year, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five games and 1-9 in their previous ten.

Against other Western Conference teams, the Sharks have gone 9-33, and they are in 16th place in the conference and 8th in the Pacific Division. As the underdog, San Jose has gone 17-49-8 this season, and they have not been favored in any of their 74 games.

San Jose enters the game with a puck line record of 33-41 this year and they have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. So far, the Sharks have lost 41 games by more than one goal, and they have an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game. In their last ten home games, the team has gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

Overall, the Sharks have gone 16-20 against the puck line at home this year, and their average scoring margin at home is also -1.8 goals per game. In their 74 games as the underdog, San Jose has gone 33-41 against the puck line.

This season, San Jose’s games are averaging 6.3 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Sharks currently have an over/under record of 34-37-3.

Across the Kings last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.

On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.2 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. This season, the Sharks are 1-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-42 record.

San Jose’s current leading scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. This season, he has 21 goals, which puts him 105th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 17 assists so far.

The Sharks defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.7 shots per game against San Jose. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood gets the start and has made 37 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-22, and his save percentage is 0.804%.