San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 3/30/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (-141) Coyotes (+117)
The Arizona Coyotes (20-41-5) will try to beat the San Jose Sharks (29-28-8) at Gila River Arena on Wednesday. The odds on this game have San Jose at -141 while Arizona is priced at +117. The over/under is set at 6.
The San Jose Sharks had a good night with a 4-1 win over the Ducks in their last outing. The Sharks had a solid offensive outing and it was apparent in this win. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 of the 24 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 opportunities with more players on the ice and notched 1 goal. San Jose amassed 15 penalty mins for this game.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the San Jose Sharks have racked up 171 goals (28th in the NHL) so far this season and have given up 202. For the season, they have racked up 66 points and their points percentage is sitting at .508. San Jose comes into the game with 180 power play opportunities and they have notched 34 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 18.89%. When at even strength, the Sharks have allowed the opponent to score 176 goals while getting 137 on the offensive side of the ice. San Jose has tried 1,888 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.1%. The Sharks have had 2,073 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .903. San Jose Sharks opponents have tallied 171 power play opportunities (29th in pro hockey) and have racked up 26 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Kaapo Kahkonen. Opponents have tallied 153 goals against Kahkonen in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.91. Kahkonen has taken the ice for 55 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has a save percentage of .907 for his 3,158 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a mark of 31-18-4 and he started in 52 games. In his career, Kahkonen has 28 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .538. Kahkonen has had 1,638 shots taken against him and has garnered 1,485 saves.
Their last time out, Arizona went up against the Oilers in a matchup where the Coyotes took a loss by a tally of 6-1. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. The Coyotes earned 1 goal out of the 32 shots on goal they attempted.
On the season, the Arizona Coyotes have accumulated 167 goals, 45 points, as well as a points percentage of .341. They have permitted 236 goals to be scored by of a combination of 182 goals at even strength and 54 goals while they were shorthanded. The Coyotes have accumulated 144 goals at even strength and 23 goals (32nd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 167 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 13.77%. Arizona has put up 1,701 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.82%, while allowing the other team 2,342 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.53% on their oppositions 204 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.9%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Karel Vejmelka patrolling the crease. He has recorded 1,190 saves out of 1,316 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .904. Vejmelka holds a career mark of 10-26-2 and has been in goal for 40 games. He has started in 38 games and has played 2,212 mins. Vejmelka's percentage of quality starts comes out to 47.4% and he has qualified for 18 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 3.42 goals/game and he has relinquished 126 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona (+117)
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