On Tuesday, the Arizona Coyotes will take on the San Jose Sharks at ASU Multi-Purpose Arena.
The Sharks have faced some setbacks this season with a 12-21-8 record and will be looking to regain their momentum against the Coyotes. They faced a tough 4-2 loss against the Boston Bruins prior to this matchup and failed to capitalize on 4 power play chances in the game. Offensively, they only managed to score on 2 of the 30 shots they attempted throughout the game.
It is not just the Sharks who are having a tough stretch as the Coyotes lost all of their last five matches. They are now looking to break the skid and improve their 13-21-5 record.
Will San Jose be able to break through against Arizona or will Arizona pull off a surprise win? We’ll find out soon enough when these teams take it all on Tuesday night.
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The San Jose Sharks have been performing quite well this season, with 3 goals scored per game and a dramatic 20.5 percent success rate of scoring on their powerplay opportunities. However, they aren’t translating it to wins as teams managed to hold them back.
Timo Meier has been the essential goal scorer for San Jose, netting 23 goals thus far, while Erik Karlsson notches 41 assists and Tomas Hertl fires 97 shots on goal. In terms of defensive capability, the Sharks are allowing only 3.7 goals and killing 84 percent of their opponents’ powerplays – a solid showing from Kaapo Kahkonen who has allowed a mere 59 goals on 452 shots faced, as well as James Reimer who has allowed 71 goals on 676 shots.
The Arizona Coyotes, in comparison to the Sharks, are averaging 2.7 goals per game and scoring at 20.3 percent on their power plays. The pack is by Lawson Crouse’s 14 goals while Clayton Keller dishes a total of 23 assists. Meanwhile, Shayne Gostisbehere is also providing great firepower shooting a total of 83 times on goal.
The team needs to improve defensively as they are allowing a massive 3.7 goal-per-game, but still killing 73% of the opponent’s power plays. If they want to keep up with the top teams, the Coyotes need to start improving how they defend.
Backing the Arizona Coyotes seems like a risky maneuver, as they are far from having a good season. Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks aren’t much better, and at least we get the Coyotes at home. The silver lining here is that betting on the Coyotes comes with plus money, making them more appealing than their competing team in terms of value.
In this situation where it’s difficult to choose between two struggling teams, I believe that opting for the more attractive price is wiser. Therefore, if forced to wager on one of these teams, the Coyotes seem to be a more safe bet when all things are said and done.