San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes NHL Picks & Predictions 11/30/2019
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+105) Coyotes (-125)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (15-8-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the San Jose Sharks (13-12-1, 6th in the Pacific Division) at Gila River Arena on Saturday, November 30, 2019. The Coyotes open this matchup at -125 while the Sharks are coming in at +105. The over/under has been set at 6.5. The Sharks are covering 45.8% of the time, having gone 11-13 SU. The Coyotes are covering 50.0% of the time, going 11-11 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks step onto the ice with a record of 13 wins and 12 defeats, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 72 goals which is good for 7th in the Western Conference and 17th in the league. Their goal differential is -16, putting them at 27th in the league. The Sharks currently have a total of 27 points, which is good for 19th in the league and 10th in the Western Conference. In terms of shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 758 which is good for 13th in the conference and 24th in the league. As a unit, San Jose has compiled a total of 461 hits which means they are averaging 17.7 per game. They currently have a total of 242 blocks for this season. The goaltender for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and has played 1,150 mins in net for the campaign. Jones is conceding 3.18 goals per contest which puts him at 21st among Western Conference goalies and 39th among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has given up 61 goals. He has a save % of .891 which puts him at 19th among Western Conference goalies.
The San Jose Sharks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 5 - 1 loss against the Winnipeg Jets in their previous contest. The Sharks could have played much better offensively in this loss. In their game, they converted 1 of the 33 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 6 power play chances but weren't able to score. San Jose earned a total of 18 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 21 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 63.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 while the Fenwick against was 18, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 58.1%. They won 16 face-off wins and lost 15 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 52.9% and they had a PDO of 78.6 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Winnipeg Jets racked up a total of 26 shots. They finished with a total of 34 penalty minutes and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Coyotes are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 15 wins and 8 losses. When it comes to goal differential, they are sitting 2nd in the conference and 6th in the NHL with +11. They have compiled a total of 71 goals for the season which ranks 11th in the West. Arizona has a team save % of .929 which is good for 1st in the NHL, which means scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 9.1% which puts them at 10th in the conference. In net for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper who is playing well this campaign by giving up only 2.03 GAA and that has him ranked 1st among West goaltenders and 1st in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,033 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's surrendered 35 goals. His save percentage is .932, which has him placed 2nd among West goaltenders and 2nd in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Arizona Coyotes faced the Anaheim Ducks in an outing where the Coyotes notched a victory by a tally of 4 - 3. While out there on the ice, Arizona had a 44.8% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 39 and the other team having a Corsi of 48. They had a Fenwick percentage of 48.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 31 and the Ducks having earned a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. Their PDO was 96.7 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 50.0%. The Coyotes converted 4 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and converted 1 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Ducks had 3 power play opportunities but didn't put the puck in goal. Arizona gave up 34 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with a total of 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+105)
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