Coyotes vs Sharks Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/15

Coyotes vs Sharks Prediction NHL Picks Today 12/15

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Preview: San Jose Sharks vs. Arizona Coyotes - Coyotes Aim to Capitalize on Sharks' Road Struggles

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting game as the San Jose Sharks face the Arizona Coyotes. Check out the detailed preview, including player statistics, recent team performances, and a prediction for the game scheduled on December 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM.

 

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks, with a record of 9-17-3, are facing the Arizona Coyotes, who are 13-13-2.

Goaltender Duel:

The Sharks have Martin Jones (4 wins, 3.67 GA/G, .900 SV%) and Kaapo Kahkonen (5 wins, 3.88 GA/G, .894 SV%). The Coyotes counter with Connor Ingram (11 wins, 2.56 GA/G, .921 SV%) and Karel Vejmelka (2 wins, 3.50 GA/G, .892 SV%).

 

Game Information

The game is set at Mullett Arena in Tempe, AZ, on December 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM. The Coyotes are favored with a -200 money line, and the over/under is set at 6.5 goals.

 

Scoring Leaders

Key players to watch include Tomas Hertl for the Sharks and Clayton Keller for the Coyotes. Hertl leads with 24 points and 9 goals, while Keller boasts 25 points and 9 goals.

 

Injury Report

The Sharks have several players listed on the injury report, including Nico Sturm, Logan Couture, Matt Benning, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and Luke Kunin. For the Coyotes, Sean Durzi is out until December 16, and Nick Schmaltz is day-to-day with an expected return date of December 15.

 

Team Stats

Let's compare the team statistics:

Team GF/G GA/G SF/G SA/G PIM PPG PCT PPGA PCT SHG SHGA
San Jose Sharks 2.21 3.93 26.0 36.7 299 15 19.2 27 73.3 2 0
Arizona Coyotes 3.14 3.07 27.0 32.3 342 24 24.5 19 80.0 2 0

 

Recent Performances

Review the last 5 games for both teams:

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks recently won against Winnipeg (12/12) but faced defeats against Vegas (12/10) and Detroit (12/7).

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes are on a losing streak, with recent losses against Pittsburgh (12/12) and Buffalo (12/11).

 

Prediction

The San Jose Sharks have struggled on the road, and facing a Coyotes team eager to break their losing streak may prove challenging for them. Arizona's goaltending, led by Connor Ingram, provides a solid foundation.

Considering the Sharks' road woes and the Coyotes' determination, the prediction leans towards an Arizona Coyotes victory in this matchup.

 

Pick: Arizona Coyotes to Win

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