Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Sharks vs Kings NHL Odds
Looking for San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Sharks taking on the Kings on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Sharks Kings matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(15-16-4) San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings (14-14-6)
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: /
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: OFF
The Los Angeles Kings are essentially in the exact same situation as the Sharks with both teams sitting on 34 points towards the bottom of the Western division.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks come into this game off of the back of back to back wins against a pretty solid Minnesota Wild team winning both of those games by a 1 goal margin and those wins certainly helped in getting them closer to the .500 mark.
The feel good story for the Sharks this year has been the play of Evander Kane who is obviously going through a rough time off of the ice, but on the ice he has been really good putting up 15 goals and 16 assists.
Martin Jones is the current unconfirmed starter and he is a guy who has been picking up wins for the Sharks this year despite his numbers being less then impressive, as he comes into this game with a sub .900 save percentage.
Los Angeles Kings
I did have higher hopes for the LA Kings this year, as I did believe they were going to make a late season push towards the playoffs, but it does not look like that scenario is very likely now with this team winning only 1 of their last 4 games.
The positive for them is that their last game was the game they won, and it came against a seriously good Vegas Golden Knights team in an effort that just showed the potential that these guys did have.
It has been nice to see that Anze Koptiar still has it though, as he has been an assist machine on that first line this year putting up 30 assists and 8 goals, as he continues on with his hall of fame career.
Cal Petersen has been another nice story for the Kings, as he is the projected starter and has stellar numbers with a .925 save percentage which is not bad at all for a guy with a cap hit of under 1 million dollars.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 situation.
- Sharks are 6-20 in their last 26 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
- Sharks are 2-8 in their last 10 Saturday games.
- Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games.
- Kings are 5-11 in their last 16 overall.
- Kings are 5-13 in their last 18 Saturday games.
Free San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings NHL Prediction:
Even though these two teams are in very similar spots as it sits, I do believe the Kings have more overall talent and I think that should be able to carry them through a game like this that may lack a bit of motivation on both sides.
Also Cal Petersen does give the Kings the advantage between the sticks with his play recently, and I think he can keep this one close enough for the Kings to get the W on home ice.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Los Angeles Kings moneyline
Take the Los Angeles Kings on the moneyline this Saturday and cash in on NHL action.
If you’re looking for more NHL picks like this San Jose Sharks vs. Los Angeles Kings matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NHL predictions on the blog during the entire 2021 NHL season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NHL Hockey picks!
Register here for a FREE NHL Hockey Betting Account Now for Daily Free Picks & More Special Offers!