Sharks vs. Coyotes - 2/13/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (24-23-6) at San Jose Sharks (28-20-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -175 / Arizona Coyotes +145 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSNCAL
The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks square off late Saturday night at the SAP Center.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a nice road win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 19 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 23 assists and Anthony Duclair has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Louis Domingue has given up 49 goals on 578 shots. Domingue has allowed 12 goals in his last three games.
USA TODAY Sports
The San Jose Sharks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.1 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 25 goals, Brent Burns has 28 assists and Patrick Marleau has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 100 goals on 1,180 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 4-9 in their last 13 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sharks are 12-4 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in San Jose and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Sharks are catching a struggling Arizona team on the end of a back to back, a team they've beaten 11 of the last 15 times. I'll take San Jose by two goals to give the wager more value.