Sharks vs Coyotes Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/14/2020
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+128) Coyotes (-141)
Adin Hill and the Arizona Coyotes (25-18-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the San Jose Sharks (21-22-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) at Gila River Arena on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Coyotes open this game at -141 while the Sharks are coming in at +128. The total has been set at 6. The Sharks cover 42.2% of the time, having gone 19-26 SU. The Coyotes cover 46.5% of the time, going 20-23 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks step onto the ice holding a record of 21 wins and 22 losses, ranking them 6th in the Pacific Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 124 goals which ranks them 12th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is -28, ranking them 27th in the league. The Sharks have a total of 46 pts, which ranks them 25th in the league and 13th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,370 which ranks them 13th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. As a unit, San Jose currently has a total of 1,004 hits which means they have an average of 21.4 per game. They have a total of 519 blocks for this year. The man looking after the goal for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,767 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Jones is surrendering an average of 3.19 GAA which ranks him 29th among Western Conference goalies and 56th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 94 goals. He has a save percentage of .890 which ranks him 32nd among Western Conference goalies.
The San Jose Sharks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 victory against the Dallas Stars their last time out. The Sharks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the win. In this matchup, they finished 2 of the 26 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. San Jose earned 4 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 53 and the Corsi against was 43 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 55.2%. Their Fenwick sat at 39 and the Fenwick against was 31, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 55.7%. They took 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 48.4% and they had a PDO of 108.0 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Dallas Stars tallied a total of 28 shots. They had a total of 4 penalty mins and they earned 2 power play opportunities.
The Coyotes will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the current year they have 25 wins and 18 losses. When talking about goal differential, they rank 5th in the conference and 13th in the league with +9. They currently have a total of 131 goals for the year which is 10th in the Western Conference. Arizona has a save percentage as a team of .921 which currently has them sitting 3rd in the league, which means scoring opportunities may be scarce. They have a shooting percentage of 8.8% putting them at 11th in the conference. In net for Arizona is Adin Hill who is having an average campaign by surrendering 2.52 GAA and that has him ranked 7th in the West and 14th in the NHL. In the 262 mins he has played this season, he has allowed 11 goals. He's earned a save % of .921, which has him sitting 8th in the West and 14th in the NHL.
The Arizona Coyotes played the Pittsburgh Penguins in an outing where the Coyotes ended up taking the loss by a final of 4 - 3. For this outing, Arizona earned a 40.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 while their opponent had a Corsi of 60. Their Fenwick rate was 41.6% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Penguins having a 45 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Arizona played and it tells us they had an average game overall. Their PDO was 108.2 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 33.3%. The Coyotes notched 3 goals of the 27 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. In discussing the opposition, the Penguins had 4 power play chances and came through by scoring 2 goals. Arizona conceded 34 shots on goal and the Penguins ended up with a total of 10 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+128)
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