Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, and the San Jose Sharks will do battle against Taylor Hall, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in a Pacific Division showdown. The action gets going at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, and it’s being televised live on Fox Arizona Plus.
San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Arizona is 25-23 straight up (SU) and has lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors thus far. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, isn’t too far off from to the 39-43 record the team posted during last year’s regular season campaign. Of the team’s 48 regular season contests, 26 have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 11-12 SU at home this season.
The Coyotes have converted on 19.7 percent of their power play chances this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is ranked ninth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 82.8 percent of all penalties.
Sporting a .929 save percentage and 28.7 saves per game, Darcy Kuemper (15-10-2) has been the primary option in goal for Arizona this season. If the Coyotes, however, choose to give him the night off, the team could roll with Antti Raanta (9-12-12 record, .919 save percentage, 2.72 goals against average).
In the other locker room, San Jose is 21-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 47 regular season outings, 25 of its games have gone under the total, while 20 have gone over and just two have pushed. As the away team, the Sharks are 8-14 SU so far.
The Sharks have converted on just 16.7 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s ranked 26th in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked second overall and it’s successfully defended 88.2 percent of all opponent power plays.
Martin Jones (24.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for San Jose. Jones owns a 13-18-2 record, and has registered a .890 save percentage and 3.19 goals against average this year.
San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
NHL Prediction: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under
The Coyotes are 5-3 in games decided by a shootout this season while the Sharks are 2-1 in shootouts.
For both of these clubs, the over has hit in three of their last five outings.
San Jose skaters have dished out the 12th-most hits in the league (22.3 per game).