Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Coyotes vs Sharks NHL Odds
Looking for Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks free hockey plays & NHL Odds? NHL betting sees the Coyotes take on the Sharks on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey games all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions like this Coyotes Sharks matchup.
NHL Handicapping Analysis
(21-23-5) Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks (19-24-5)
Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Time: 10:30 pm
Venue: SAP Center, San Jose California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Coyotes (-112) Sharks (-108)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
The Arizona Coyotes are set to take on the San Jose Sharks in a battle that means very little in the grand scheme of things. In fact, between them fighting for 5th place in the West Division, and being out of playoff contention, this is really just going to come down to finishing strong and building for the future.
The Arizona Coyotes are 2-3 in their last 5 games and 2-8 in their last ten. Keep in mind that this includes a 6-4 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Monday night. The team has also been outscored 14-17 in the last 5 games, making them a pretty easy target for opponents.
Finally, let’s look at the fact that the Coyotes only managed an average of 2.8 goals in their last 5 games, giving them a defense that might not be able to keep up.
San Jose Sharks
As for the San Jose Sharks, they are 1-4 in their last 5 games and are 2-7-2 in their last ten matchups. Of course, some of that might have to do with Coner Garland and Tyler Pitlick going down with injuries in the last week, but the Coyotes were never the best of the west anyway.
With that being said and those two players contributing a combined total of 16 goals, 27 assists, 2 power-play goals, and 178 shots on goal. Believe it or not, that’s a lot of fire power to be missing in one game, making it difficult to pick them as a winner.
Free Arizona Coyotes vs San Jose Sharks NHL Prediction:
There’s so much to consider in this matchup that is sure to beguile betters everywhere. Think about it! These two teams are so close in record and stats that it just seems impossible to pick a definite winner here. In all honesty, it doesn’t seem like there is one and that’s where it comes down to the intangibles.
That’s why you are going to consider the injury report and understand that the Sharks are missing 2 very key players right now. In fact, if you look at the Sharks, who have been outscored 18-23 in their last 5 games, you’ll notice that their recent injuries are hurting their offensive production.
NHL betting trends
- Arizona is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against San Jose.
- San Jose is 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
- San Jose is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
- San Jose is 2-9 SU in their last 11 games this season.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Coyotes straight up
You don’t really gain or lose much either way, but the Coyotes seem like the slightly bigger pick here. The Sharks just have too many obstacles to overcome in this one, including injuries, bad scoring, and less than stellar defense, which will likely leave them dealing in this one. For those not wanting to take a chance on a straight-up bet, maybe go with the under in this one for the easy cash in.
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