Coyotes vs. Sharks Prediction
In a game that should be low-scoring for bettors, the Sharks will host the Coyotes at 10:00PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Sharks are a whopping -230 money line favorite over the Coyotes, who have odds of +195 to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, sits at 5.5 goals.
Arizona has played exceptionally well defensively over its last three games, limiting the Lightning to two goals, these very same Sharks to one goal, and shutting out the Oilers in Edmonton. The Coyotes won two of those three games and have won three of their last four on the strength of their defense and goaltenders Mike Smith and Louis Domingue.
As for the Sharks, they too have won three of their last four and have also played well defensively for goaltender Martin Jones, who made 25 saves in a win over New York on Saturday night. They held the Rangers to one goal, the Coyotes to three goals, and the Bruins and Capitals to two goals apiece. The under is 5-1-1 in San Jose's last seven games overall, is a perfect 4-0 in the team's last four games coming off a win, and is 4-0 in the Sharks' last four games versus a team with a losing record.
The under is also 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and 18-6-4 in the last 28 meetings in San Jose.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: COYOTES/SHARKS UNDER 5.5