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Hockey odds preview - San Jose vs. Phoenix


San Jose Sharks

Phoenix Coyotes
23-8-6 December 27, 2013, 09:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 19-10-7



The San Jose Sharks will look to grab a road win when they take on the Coyotes in Phoenix at Jobing.com Arena on Friday in hockey odds action.

Phoenix will face the 23-8-6 Sharks. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 20-15-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 18-15-4 favoring the OVER.

View San Jose Sharks vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting San Jose before puck drop in this match found them as -120-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Coyotes, most recently No. 11 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sharks, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

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San Jose won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Avalanche on December 23. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -177 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Phoenix was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Sabres. They lost as -145 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 7-ranked offense (3.08 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.54 goals per game allowed. The Coyotes powerplay has clicked at a 19.84% rate while the Sharks have a 82.83% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sharks at Coyotes trends to consider:
San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Jose is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
San Jose home to Anaheim, Sunday, December 29th
Phoenix at Anaheim, Saturday, December 28th