Two teams squaring off for the first time this season, the San Jose Sharks and the Arizona Coyotes take the ice at Gila River Arena in a Pacific Division showdown. This one gets started at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 22 and it is being shown live on Fox Arizona Plus.
San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes Odds
Arizona (+110) is currently the underdog to San Jose (-130), and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-125 under, +105 over).
San Jose is 10-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.6 units for moneyline bettors thus far. 14 of its games have gone under the total, while four have gone over and just one has pushed. This 2017-18 Sharks team is 4-2 SU on the road.
San Jose has converted on just 15.3 percent of its power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s ranked 27th in the NHL. On the other hand, it has the second-best penalty kill in the league, and the teams successfully killed off a whopping 89.2 percent of all penalties.
The Sharks, as a collective unit, have been penalized just 3.8 times per game this season, and 3.2 per game over its past five outings. The team’s had to kill penalties 8.6 minutes per game over their last five outings.
Averaging 25.1 saves per game with a .926 save percentage, Martin Jones (8-6-1) has been the top option in goal for San Jose this season. If head coach Peter Deboer decides to rest him, however, the team could roll with Aaron Dell (2-5 record, .923 save percentage, 2.14 goals against average).
The visiting Sharks have relied on Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl this year. Couture (16 points) has tallied 10 goals and six assists, and has recorded two or more points four times. Hertl has three goals and eight assists to his credit (and has notched a point in seven games).
Arizona is 5-18 straight up (SU) and has already lost 11.1 units for moneyline bettors this year. 12 of its outings have gone over the total, while 10 have gone under and just one has pushed. It’s 1-7 SU at home this season.
The Coyotes have converted on just 17.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 22nd overall, and it’s successfully killed off 78.5 percent of all opponent power plays.
Coyotes players have been sent to the penalty box only 3.4 times per game in total this season, and 2.6 per game over their last five home outings. The teams had to defend opponent power plays just 5.2 minutes per game over their last five home outings.
Antti Raanta (25.0 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for the Coyotes. Raanta has four wins, eight losses, and two overtime losses and has recorded a .912 save percentage and 2.91 goals against average this year.
The home team will be led on offense by Clayton Keller (11 goals, nine assists).
San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Predictions: SU Winner – Sharks, O/U – Under
- Arizona is 1-1 in games decided by a shootout this season while San Jose is 1-1 in shootouts.
- The under has hit in four of Arizona’s last five outings.
- Arizona has averaged 2.5 goals per game overall this season, but has upped it to 4.0 per match up across its three-game winning streak.
- Four of Arizona’s last ten outings have been decided by two or more goals, and the team is 1-3 overall in those games.
- The Coyotes this season have recorded the fifth-most hits per game (25.1).