San Jose Sharks at Arizona Coyotes

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The San Jose Sharks will go on the road and take on the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. These two teams have faced each other three times this season with the Coyotes winning two out of the three games. The Sharks have a record of 13-15-4. The Coyotes have a record of 15-14-5.

Sharks Need to Gain Ground in Division

The Sharks need to gain ground in their division. They are coming off a 5-2 loss against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Patrick Marleau and Tomas Hertl each scored a goal. Martin Jones struggled in net, stopping 23 out of 28 shots faced.

Offense has been trending in the wrong direction for the Sharks lately. They have scored two goals or less in five out of the last seven games. The team ranks 20th in goals per game and shooting %, 18th in shots per game, and 25th in scoring efficiency ratio. Evander Kane leads the team with 29 points.

Although they allowed five goals in their previous game, defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for the Sharks recently. They have given up two goals or less in seven out of the last 10 games. The team ranks 28th in goals against per game, 29th in shots against per game, and 25th in opponent shooting % and save %. Martin Jones has a record of 10-7-2 with a 3.32 GAA and a .898 SV %. Devan Dubnyk has a record of 3-8-2 with a 3.19 GAA and a .899 SV %.

Coyotes on Two Game Winning Streak

The Coyotes are on a two game winning streak. Their last game was a 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Friday. Christian Dvorak scored two goals. Dryden Hunt, Nick Schmaltz, and Phil Kessel each scored a goal. Adin Hill stopped 20 out of 22 shots faced.

Although they scored five goals in their last game, offense remains a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last nine games. The team ranks 26th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 15th in shooting %, and 22nd in scoring efficiency ratio. Conor Garland leads the team with 26 points. Jakob Chychrun is fourth in goals among defensemen.

Goaltending has been shaky recently for the Yotes with Darcy Kuemper injured. Kuemper has been solid between the pipes this season. He has a record of 7-7-2 with a 2.41 GAA and a .914 SV%. The Yotes have given up three goals or more in six out of their last eight games. The team ranks 18th in goals against per game, opponent shooting % and save %, and 24th in shots against per game.

The Bottom Line
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Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Although they allowed five goals in their previous game, defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for the Sharks recently. They have given up two goals or less in seven out of the last 10 games. Although they scored five goals in their last game, offense remains a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last nine games. The team ranks 26th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 15th in shooting %, and 22nd in scoring efficiency ratio. Darcy Kuemper remains out for Arizona. Goaltending has suffered since Kuemper’s injury. The Yotes have given up three goals or more in six out of their last eight games. San Jose will win this game.

Prediction:
San Jose Sharks (+108)

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Rating:

Although they allowed five goals in their previous game, defense and goaltending are trending in the right direction for the Sharks recently. They have given up two goals or less in seven out of the last 10 games. Although they scored five goals in their last game, offense remains a weakness for the Coyotes this season. They have scored two goals or less in six out of their last nine games. The team ranks 26th in goals per game, last in shots per game, 15th in shooting %, and 22nd in scoring efficiency ratio. The under will hit in this matchup.

Prediction:
Under 5.5