Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (21-22-4) at Arizona Coyotes (25-18-5)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes / San Jose Sharks --- Over/Under:
The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 16.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 18 goals, Erik Karlsson has 29 assists and Brent Burns has 140 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 88.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 49 goals on 546 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 94 goals on 857 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
The Arizona Coyotes need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 20.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Conor Garland leads Arizona with 15 goals, Nick Schmaltz has 28 assists and Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 55 goals on 772 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 51 goals on 632 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The San Jose Sharks have kind of turned their season around the last couple of weeks and the effort defensively has improved dramatically. The Arizona Coyotes continue to be hit or miss, but they're a club I'm not giving up hope on, as the talent is there for them to be a sneaky good playoff caliber team. The Coyotes beat the Sharks on the road about a month ago and seem due for a breakout home victory. In this intriguing matchup, I'll side with the Coyotes on their home ice.