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Coyotes seek victory in San Jose

The Phoenix Coyotes will be out for revenge on Saturday night as they try to pick up a victory over the division-rival San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center.

The Coyotes fell 4-1 in San Jose as a +130 road underdog on the NHL betting lines when the teams last met on October 5, dropping Phoenix to 5-5 in its past 10 games against the Sharks. The OVER/UNDER went 3-6-1 in those 10 contests.

The Sharks currently sport a record of 10-1-2. The Coyotes are 9-3-2. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 6-6-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Coyotes have gone 9-4-1 against the number.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -200 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 1-ranked Sharks and the No. 19-rated Coyotes in this matchup.


Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -143 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at +123 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.92 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.14 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 22.03% while the Coyotes defense kills off 81.13% of their penalties.

Next up:
Phoenix at Vancouver, Tuesday, November 5th
San Jose at Buffalo, Tuesday, November 5th