Arizona Coyotes (14-32-10) at San Jose Sharks (30-18-8)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 13, 2018, 10:30 PM (EST)|
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Arizona Coyotes --- Over/Under:
The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Arizona Coyotes could use another victory after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Arizona Coyotes are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Clayton Keller leads Arizona with 15 goals, Derek Stepan has 25 assists and Christian Dvorak has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the Arizona Coyotes are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Scott Wedgewood has given up 62 goals on 558 shots faced and Antti Raanta has allowed 74 goals on 881 shots. The Arizona Coyotes have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The San Jose Sharks look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 23 goals, Brent Burns has 39 assists and Joe Thornton has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 54 goals on 648 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 91 goals on 1,033 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last 10 games.
The Coyotes are 16-51 in their last 67 vs. Western Conference, 14-44 in their last 58 Tuesday games and 13-43 in their last 56 overall. The Sharks are 35-17 in their last 52 Tuesday games, 9-1 in their last 10 vs. Pacific and 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The Coyotes are 8-23 in the last 31 meetings in San Jose, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Arizona Coyotes have won back-to-back games just once since November 22, and they have just three road victories since that time as well, which includes their win last night against a brutal Chicago Blackhawks squad. Even with the San Jose Sharks being hit or miss recently, they're odds are pretty good to win this game based on those two trends alone. Not to mention the Sharks have won each of the last four meetings against the Coyotes, outscoring them 16-9 during that span. Give me the Sharks on their home ice.