San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes - 1/13/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Coyotes (10-28-6) at San Jose Sharks (21-13-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSNCAL
The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Arizona Coyotes could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 14 goals, Max Domi has 16 assists and Derek Stepan has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 47 goals on 455 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 51 goals on 612 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 12 games.
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The San Jose Sharks could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 22.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 16 goals, Brent Burns has 23 assists and Joe Thornton has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 18 goals on 297 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 57 goals on 647 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last 10 games.
The Coyotes are 19-63 in their last 82 road games, 18-40 in their last 58 games playing on 0 days rest and 22-45 in their last 67 Saturday games. The Sharks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games, 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Coyotes are 8-22 in the last 30 meetings in San Jose, the home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 32-14-5 in the last 51 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes have made for good fade material this season, as this young squad can't put together three periods on a consistent basis, and they've been even worse on the road or on the end of a back to back. The Sharks have had struggles of their own, especially on the defensive end, but they're still a decent home team and should be able to add to that trend against one of the worse teams in the league.