San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes Matchup Preview 1/14/20

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The San Jose Sharks, led by Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl, are prepared to take the ice against Taylor Hall, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena for a Pacific Division tilt. The game will get underway at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, and you can catch it live on Fox Arizona Plus.

San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds

Arizona is 25-23 straight-up (SU) and has lost 0.9 units for moneyline bettors this year. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is fairly close to the 39-43 record the team produced during the 2018-19 season campaign. Out of the team’s 48 regular season outings, 26 of them have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and just one has pushed. The team is 11-12 SU at home this year.

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.

Averaging 28.7 saves per game with a .929 save percentage, Darcy Kuemper (15-10-2) has been the best option in goal for Arizona this year. If the Coyotes decide to give him a rest, however, head coach Rick Tocchet might go with Antti Raanta (9-12-12 record, .919 save percentage, 2.72 goals against average).

Over on the visiting bench, San Jose is 21-26 straight up (SU) and has lost 8.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 47 regular season matches, 25 of its games have gone under the total, while 20 have gone over and just two have pushed. As the visiting team , the Sharks are 8-14 SU.

The Sharks have converted on just 16.7 percent of their power play chances 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 penalties.

Martin Jones (24.6 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for San Jose. Jones has 13 wins, 18 losses, and two OT losses to his credit, and has registered a .890 save percentage and 3.19 goals against average this year.

San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes Free Picks

Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • 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 past five games.
  • San Jose skaters have accounted for the league’s 12th-most hits per game (22.3).