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San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction 12/21/2023:
  • Take the Coyotes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Sharks (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Preview

Betting on today’s Coyotes and Sharks game? Catch the action at SAP Center in San Jose, CA, as the Sharks hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on ESPN+.

The Coyotes are favored in this Western conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6 goals. Check out BetCoco for San Jose Sharks – Arizona Coyotes odds

San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last ten head-to-head matchups between then Sharks and Coyotes have gone in favor of the Sharks, putting together a record of 6-4. Going back to the last five head-to-head games between the Sharks and Coyotes, the over/under record in these games is 2-3 with a combined average of 5 goals per contest.

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Coyotes offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 3. Arizona posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, San Jose has an puck line record of 4-1 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Sharks have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Coyotes have a straight up record of 8-2 and an puck line mark of 3-7.

San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction

The Coyotes are set to face San Jose with a 16-13-2 record. Their track record as favorites is 8-1-1, while they maintain 8-12-1 when considered underdogs. On the road this season, they have a 5-8-2 record, while they are 11-5-0 in their games at home.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Coyotes are averaging 3.1 goals per game this season, putting them in the 19th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. This year, the Coyotes have recorded a 7-2 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 9-9 record.

Goalie Karel Vejmelka gets the start and has made 12 starts this season. His record at this point is 4-7, and his save percentage is 0.6185567010309279%.

So far this season, the Sharks have been the underdog in all of their games and have a record of 9-20-3. On the road, they have gone 3-13-1 this season and are 6-7-2 at home.

When looking at their offense, the Sharks have an average of 2.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. Looking at how the Sharks’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 22nd in power play goals and 24th in shorthanded goals.

Entering the game, goalie Mackenzie Blackwood has started 19 games this season. His current record stands at 4-12, and his save percentage is 0.9381443298969072%.

With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Coyotes to secure a 4-3 victory.

San Jose Sharks vs Arizona Coyotes Betting Tips

  • Take the Coyotes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Sharks (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

San Jose Sharks Injury Report

  • Logan Couture – Lower Body – Out
  • Ryan Carpenter – Undisclosed – Out
  • Matt Benning – Lower Body – Out
  • Jan Rutta – Illness – Questionable
  • Calen Addison – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Ty Emberson – Lower Body – Out
  • Nico Sturm – Mid-Body – Out
  • Mitchell Russell – Undisclosed – Out

Arizona Coyotes Injury Report

  • Jakub Voracek – Head – Out
  • Shea Weber – Ankle – Out
  • Bryan Little – Ear – Out
  • Travis Boyd – Upper Body – Out
  • Barrett Hayton – Upper Body – Out
  • Sean Durzi – Lower Body – Questionable
  • Vladislav Kolyachonok – Lower Body – Out

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