Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks - 1/14/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 9:00 PM (Gila River Arena)
ARI -133 O/U 5
The San Jose Sharks (21 - 22 - 4) are hitting the road for a game against the hometown Arizona Coyotes (25 - 18 - 5). Arizona will be hosting this game at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. San Jose will be taking the ice having won back-to-back games in their last homestand. Arizona will be looking to cut short their current three-game losing streak with a big victory here.
The San Jose Sharks take the ice with a limited offensive team and a mediocre defense. San Jose is scoring just 2.64 goals per game while surrendering 3.23 goals to opposing squads. Logan Couture (14 goals, 22 assists) leads the team as a dynamic playmaker and he'll be our guy to highlight against Arizona. San Jose will likely be looking to Martin Jones (3.19 GAA, 89% SV) to tend the goal in this matchup. Jones has held opposing teams to just one goal in two of his last three games.
The Arizona Coyotes are pacing the Pacific Division alongside Calgary. A big win here could get Arizona some momentum, so expect the Coyotes to come out with a ton of energy. Arizona is a defensive-minded team that has only allowed 2.54 GA/G to opposing squads this season. Arizona is averaging just 2.74 GF/G behind the play of Nick Schmaltz (7 goals, 28 assists) and Conor Garland (15 goals, 3 Power Play goals). Arizona has the advantage on both ends of the ice with only their own team momentum holding the Coyotes back.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games.
- San Jose are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games against San Jose.
The Coyotes have one of the best defenses in the NHL and it will definitely show up in this game. The Coyotes have been able to shut down most of the opponents and while the Sharks do try to have an offense and the offense for the Sharks is significantly weaker than the Coyotes defense. Look for that to make the difference in the game here as the Coyotes defense shuts down the Sharks offense. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Coyotes win 3-1.