Betting NHL handicappers continue to be impressed with the hard working Phoenix Coyotes as they are one of the most surprising values on the NHL online betting board.
The San Jose Sharks will host the Phoenix Coyotes with a telecast on Versus that is set to start at 10 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have both the side and over under odds on this Western Conference matchup so be sure and have your account ready for action.
Phoenix was 25-17-6-3 with the hockey odds and a strong 15-8-3-1 on the road with just 12 of their 27 away games going under the total. Phoenix has shown marked improvement on offense as they ranked 10th in the NHL for goal scoring although their defense has slipped from last year to rank 16th for goals against.
The offense is well balanced without any one superstar as Keith Yandle led the team with 44 points.
San Jose has been one of the elite regular season teams in recent seasons but their playoff collapses have been epic. This year the Sharks are not performing at past levels as they had a record of 25-19-4-2 with a lackluster home mark of 12-10-2-1 with the hockey gambling odds.
The Sharks slipped to 15th in the NHL for goal scoring and 13th for goals against. Joe Thornton was their leading scorer with 44 points. The Sharks had a dangerous power play that ranked 4th in the NHL.
Phoenix has won just 6 of their last 20 games against San Jose and has lost the last 6 consecutive meetings between the two teams. This is the third meeting of the season in this series. San Jose scored a 4-1 home payout over Phoenix on December 23 and then got the money in a 4-2 road win on January 17.
The series has gone over the total in just 1 of the last 10 games between the teams. Phoenix has paid out in just 3 of their last 13 visits to San Jose and host lost their 3 last games at the Shark Tank. Just 1 of the last 15 games between these two teams has gone over the betting NHL total at San Jose.