Sharks vs. Coyotes - 4/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (23-46-8) at San Jose Sharks (38-30-9)
NHL Hockey: Friday, April 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -290 / Arizona Coyotes +256 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSN+
The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks square off late Friday night at the SAP Center.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Coyotes are averaging two goals and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Arizona Coyotes have three power play goals in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads Arizona with 21 goals, Sam Gagner has 25 assists and Shane Doan has 178 shots on goal. Defensively, the Coyotes are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in six straight games. Louis Domingue has allowed 10 goals on 113 shots faced and Mike Smith has given up 175 goals on 1,816 shots.
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The San Jose Sharks need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Sharks are averaging 2.8 goal and have scored 10 goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have two power play goals in their last four games and have won eight straight when scoring at least three goals. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 36 goals, Logan Couture has 38 assists and Patrick Marleau has 219 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last 10 games. Alex Stalock has allowed 46 goals on 493 shots faced and Antti Niemi has given up 149 goals on 1,728 shots.
The Coyotes are 19-40 in their last 59 road games and 14-42 in their last 56 overall. The Sharks are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 4-10 in their last 14 home games. The Coyotes are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in San Jose and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Coyotes have thrown in the towel a long time ago and aren't even trying to win games this late in the season. The Sharks need this game if they have any shot of making the playoffs. Take the spread to give your wager more value.