San Jose Sharks (1-0) at Arizona Coyotes (0-0-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -127 / San Jose Sharks +102 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for another win after beating the Coyotes on Thursday. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Hertl leads San Jose with two goals, Evander Kane has two assists and Brent Burns has four shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed three goals on 37 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after a heartbreaking season opening loss. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with one goal, Jakob Chychrun has two assists and Conor Garland has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up three goals on 35 shots faced.
The Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Coyotes are 7-3 in their last 10 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 14-6 in Sharks last 20 road games. The over is 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 home games and 4-0 in Coyotes last 4 overall. The Sharks are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona. The road team is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
It's not easy to beat the same team twice in a couple of days, and the Arizona Coyotes have a lot of positives to take away from their season opener despite the frustrating result. The Coyotes are still the better team here, and the Sharks haven't had much recent success in the underdog role. I'll lay the cheap price with the Arizona Coyotes in a bounce back victory.