Coyotes vs. Sharks - 1/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (23-18-3) at Arizona Coyotes (22-17-5)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes +109 / San Jose Sharks -120 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, FSAZ
The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes square off Thursday night at the Gila River Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 23 assists and Patrick Marleau has 113 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 83 goals on 960 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 28 goals on 263 shots. Jones has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Arizona Coyotes look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power plays. Shane Doan leads Arizona with 16 goals, Oliver Ekman-Larsson has 20 assists and Max Domi has 82 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 76.4 percent of their power play chances. Mike Smith has allowed 59 goals on 598 shots faced and Anders Lindback has given up 41 goals on 380 shots. Lindback has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Coyotes are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 12-40 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record. The Sharks are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Coyotes struggle big time against teams with winning records and haven't been any better on their home ice. The Sharks have found their groove a bit and should be able to get the job done here.