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San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes 12/13/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Arizona Coyotes (9-13-4) vs. San Jose Sharks (9-16-5)
December 13, 2022 10:30 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks -164 / Arizona Coyotes +136; Over/Under: +5.5
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The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Arizona Coyotes have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The San Jose Sharks have lost 7 of their last 9 games.

The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Lawson Crouse leads Arizona with 12 goals, Matias Maccelli has 17 assists and Shayne Gostisbehere has 54 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Karel Vejmelka has given up 58 goals on 665 shots faced, and Connor Ingram has allowed 33 goals on 247 shots.

The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 14 goals, Erik Karlsson has 25 assists and Timo Meier has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 43 goals on 350 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 45 goals on 465 shots.

The Coyotes are 23-48 in their last 71 road games and 39-86 in their last 125 overall. The Sharks are 17-35 in their last 52 home games and 19-50 in their last 69 overall. The over is 6-2 in Coyotes last 8 overall. The over is 16-5-1 in Sharks last 22 overall. The Coyotes are 13-28 in the last 41 meetings in San Jose. The home team is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

Neither of these teams are playing well, obviously, so I’m not thrilled to get behind either side. However, the San Jose Sharks are at least at home here, and they have a clear edge on the offensive side. In a battle between two struggling teams that don’t play much defense, I’ll lean toward the better offensive side at home. Give me the Sharks.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: San Jose Sharks -164

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