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Arizona Coyotes (6-21-2) vs. San Jose Sharks (15-14-1)
December 28, 2021 at 22:30 EDT
Lines: San Jose Sharks -235 / Arizona Coyotes +205; Over / Under: -5.5
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The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center Tuesday night.

The Arizona Coyotes enter this game and play their first game in 11 days after a 6-5 OT victory over Anaheim last time. Clayton Keller leads the Coyotes with 22 points apiece, with Keller scoring 9 goals and 13 assists, while Shayne Gostisbehere has 14 assists this season. Phil Kessel has 17 points with 12 assists, while Lawson Crouse and Travis Boyd each have 6 goals a year. Karel Vejmelka has seen most of the action in goal for Arizona, going 2-11-1 with a 3.28 GAA and a .902 save percentage so far this season.

The San Jose Sharks will try to come back from a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks in their final game on December 16th. Timo Meier leads the Sharks in scoring with 29 points including 12 goals and a hold-high 17 assists, while Logan Couture has 25 points with 9 goals and 16 assists. Tomas Hertl has 21 points with a team-high 14 goals and 7 apples this season. Adin Hill has gone 6-9 with a 2.90 GAA and a .900 save percentage for the Sharks, while James Reimer is 9-5-1 with a 1.99 GAA and a .936 save percentage this season.

Arizona are 15-36 in their last 51 games overall and 14-39 in their last 53 games as an underdog, while under are 10-1 in their last 12 games as a road underdog. San Jose are 4-9 in their last 13 games as favorites and 2-5 in their last 7 games overall, while under are 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning percentage of under 0.400.

I try to argue for both teams when I close a match, but the bottom line here is that the Coyotes are one of the worst teams in the league this season and now have to try to find attacks without any key pieces in the row. San Jose on the other hand have not scored much better lately and I think this game has written 2-1 all over, so give me a go here.

Chris Ruffolo’s free choice:

Under 5.5

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