Phoenix Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Odds
Phoenix pays a visit to San Jose on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Sharks bats in hockey action at HP Pavilion.
San Jose will face the 1-2 Coyotes. In totals betting, the Sharks are 1-0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Coyotes are 3-0 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks had set the Sharks as -178 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Sharks and the No. 16-rated Coyotes in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 5 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 20 at 3.7 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 45.5% while the Coyotes defense kills off 75% of their penalties.
The Coyotes were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
Last time out for San Jose, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -112 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Phoenix Coyotes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Edmonton are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Coyotes at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
Phoenix is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Phoenix
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Jose's last 13 games when playing at home against Phoenix
San Jose is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix home to Los Angeles, Saturday, January 26
San Jose home to Colorado, Saturday, January 26