Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks Prediction 4/7/2024

The Arizona Coyotes (32-39-5) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (18-50-8) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.

Coyotes vs Sharks

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The Arizona Coyotes Are Coming Off A Win

On the season, the Coyotes have gone 32-39-5, and they are in 7th place in the Central Division. In the Western Conference, Arizona is in 13th place, and they come into this game having gone 6-4 in their last ten games. On the road, the Coyotes have gone 11-20-5, and they are 20-35-4 when they have been the underdog.

Over their last five games, Arizona has gone 3-2, and they have won two straight games when they have been favored. For the season, the Coyotes have been the favorite in 17 games, and they have gone 12-4-1 in those contests.

On the season, the Coyotes have a puck line record of 38-38, including going 19-17 against the puck line on the road. Over their last ten games, Arizona has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin this season sits at -0.3 goals per contest.

So far, the Coyotes have been the underdog in 59 games, going 32-27 against the puck line in those contests. In their 20 wins by multiple goals, their average scoring margin is 1.2 goals per game.

The Coyotes most recently faced the Golden Knights at home and achieved a 7-4 win. During the first period, the Coyotes started slow, but they turned things around by scoring one time in the second period and six goals in the third. All seven goals came at even strength. They finished with 32 shots on goal and had 9 turnovers.

Arizona was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 6 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 11 goals.

The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 11-23-4, and they have gone 6-16 against Pacific Division opponents. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 16th place and has a record of 10-34. Overall, the Sharks are 18-50-8 and have been the underdog in all 76 of their games this year.

Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone 2-8, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games. In their last three games, San Jose has gone 1-2. On the year, the Sharks have scored 44 points.

San Jose enters the game with a puck line record of 35-41 and an average scoring differential of -1.8 goals per game. The Sharks have dropped 41 games by more than one goal and have gone 12-6 in their last 18 games.

So far this season, the Sharks have gone 18-20 against the puck line at home, and they have a puck line record of 35-41 as the underdog. In their last ten games at home, San Jose has a puck line record of 5-5.

The Sharks played host to the Blues in their previous game and emerged with a 3-2 win. The Sharks couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Blues, but they did score two times in the second period. San Jose’s two power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 25 shots on goal and eight giveaways.

Despite being the underdog, San Jose managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Arizona Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Coyotes are scoring an 3.1 goals per game this season, ranking 19th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 28th in the league. This year, the Coyotes have recorded a 13-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 19-28 record.

The Coyotes’ over/under record this season is 41-31-4. For the season, they have had 48 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.4 goals per game.

Sharks Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Sharks come into the game at 2.2 goals per contest placing 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 32nd position in the league. This year, the Sharks have recorded a 1-6 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 16-43 record.

The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 34-39-3. Over the season, there have been 39 games that have surpassed the 5.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.2 goals per game.

Arizona Team Defense

Arizona defense takes on the Sharks ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.6 shots per game against Arizona. They also are 4th in shutouts, with 7 shutouts.

San Jose Team Defense

The Sharks defense is currently 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.7 shots per game against San Jose. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 2 shutouts.

Coyotes vs Sharks Trends

  • Although Arizona has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • In their last five home games, San Jose has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-4 while going 3-2.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Sharks have a strong record vs the puck line going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
  • Against the spread, the Coyotes have put together 1-2 in their last three games as the betting favorite. In these same games, they went 2-1 straight up.

Coyotes vs Sharks Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Sharks to secure a victory over the Coyotes at home. With the moneyline currently set at +167, I’m locking in my bet on the Sharks straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Sharks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Sharks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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