Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Senators versus the Sharks? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose, CA. The Senators are favored by -1.5 goals in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 6.5 goals.

OTTAWA SENATORS VS SAN JOSE SHARKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Jose Sharks +1.5

This game will be played at SAP Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE SAN JOSE SHARKS:

  • Despite being 1.5 goal underdogs, we predict the Sharks to come out on top with a final score of 4-3.
  • We like the Sharks on the moneyline (+164)
  • The Sharks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Is It the Senators Game to Lose on the Road?

On the season, the Senators are 25-33-4 and sit in 15th place in the Eastern Conference. In their division, Ottawa is in 8th place with an 11-8 record. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 3-7 and have lost six straight games.

When playing on the road this season, Ottawa has gone 8-19-2 and have dropped five straight road games. As the favorite, the Senators have gone 14-14-0 this season and have lost three straight games when favored.

On the year, Ottawa has gone 27-34 against the puck line, including going 12-16 on the road. So far, the Senators have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 25 losses by more than one goal.

Currently, Ottawa has gone just 9-19 against the puck line when favored, and their average scoring margin on the road is at -0.7 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Senators have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Ottawa is 6.8. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.6. The Senators come in with an over/under record of 32-26-3.

Across the Senators last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.

Offensively, the Senators come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 15th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 13th position in the league. The Ottawa offense is ranked 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 21st in the NHL.

Ottawa’s leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. So far, he has 27 goals which is 24th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 24 assists this season.

San Jose defense takes on the Senators ranked 1st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 34.1 shots per game against San Jose. They also are 30th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Anton Forsberg has started 21 games this season. His current record stands at 11-10, and his save percentage is 0.537%.

No Pressure for San Jose as Home Dogs

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 9-19-3 and have gone 6-14 in divisional games. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 15th place and has an overall record of 15-40-7. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone just 1-9.

As the underdog this season, San Jose has gone 15-40-7 and has lost their last five games. In their last three games, the Sharks are 0-3, and they have gone 0-5 in their last five games.

San Jose enters the game with a puck line record of 29-33 and an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game. So far this season, the Sharks have 10 losses by multiple goals and 14 losses by just one goal.

As the underdog, San Jose has a puck line record of 29-33, including a mark of 5-5 in their last ten games. In their last five home games, the Sharks have gone just 1-4 vs. the puck line and 4-6 in their last ten games at home.

This season, San Jose’s games have an average of 6.2 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.2. The Sharks come in with an over/under performance of 28-31-3.

Although Ottawa has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.2 goals per game which is 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Sharks offense is 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 31st in the NHL.

San Jose’s leading scorer is Fabian Zetterlund. So far, he has 16 goals which is 129th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 13 assists so far.

The Sharks defense is currently 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 34.1 shots per game against San Jose. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 30th with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Magnus Chrona gets the start and has made three starts this season. His record at this point is 0-2, and his save percentage is 0.259%.