San Jose Sharks (13-15-4) at Arizona Coyotes (15-14-5)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Gila River Arena)
The Line: Arizona Coyotes -117 / San Jose Sharks +103 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Arizona Coyotes meet Saturday in NHL action at the Gila River Arena.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 14 goals, Evander Kane has 15 assists and Timo Meier has 80 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 54 goals on 569 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 44 goals on 436 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 10 goals, Conor Garland has 16 assists and Jakob Chychrun has 88 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing three goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 42 goals on 488 shots faced and Antti Raanta has given up 33 goals on 379 shots.
The Sharks are 2-7 in their last 9 Saturday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Coyotes are 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games and 19-42 in their last 61 games playing on 0 days rest. The under is 12-4 in Sharks last 16 Saturday games. The over is 5-0 in Coyotes last 5 home games. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Arizona and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks just can't get out of their own ay, mainly due to a defense that can't keep the puck out of the net, and now they're on the end of a back to back where they've had little success. The Arizona Coyotes have quietly put together a solid week and they just comfortably beat the Sharks last night. The Coyotes have now won four of the last five meetings against the Sharks, which includes two wins in three tries this season. The Coyotes have a reputation of falling apart right when I build up the courage to back them, but I'll side with them and the cheap price here.