NHL Hockey - Preview

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the San Jose Sharks and the Phoenix Coyotes meet at Jobing.com Arena.

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.

Phoenix:
Team record: 19-10-7 SU, ATS

The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing San Jose
is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Buffalo are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

San Jose:
Team record: 23-8-6 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Phoenix

When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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