Sharks vs. Coyotes - 3/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (30-32-7) at San Jose Sharks (40-25-6)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -210 / Arizona Coyotes +188 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSNCAL
The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks square off late Sunday night at the SAP Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 25 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 30 assists and Max Domi has 129 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.6 percent of their power play chances. Louis Domingue has allowed 89 goals on 1,017 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 47 goals on 443 shots. Domingue has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 32 goals, Brent Burns has 38 assists and Patrick Marleau has 174 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 79.2 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 128 goals on 1,565 shots faced and James Reimer has given up five goals on 79 shots. Jones has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Coyotes are 20-42 in their last 62 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sharks are 15-7 in their last 22 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Pacific. The Coyotes are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in San Jose and 2-5 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The San Jose Sharks are playing great hockey down the stretch and it's hard seeing a sloppy Arizona team slowing things down. Look for the Sharks to win easily at home. I'd take San Jose by two goals to increase the value of the bet.