Looking to win big? The Sharks and Senators face off at 4:00 ET on NBCS. The Senators are hosting the game at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Senators as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 7 goals.
SAN JOSE SHARKS VS OTTAWA SENATORS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Ottawa Senators -1.5
This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE OTTAWA SENATORS:
- With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Senators to secure a 4-3 victory.
- Take the Senators on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Sharks (+1.5)
Can the Sharks Offense Score Enough in Ottawa?
San Jose heads into this game with a record of 10-29-3 and is in 16th place in the Western Conference. On the road, the Sharks have gone 4-17-1 this season. Over their last ten games, San Jose has gone just 1-9.
So far this season, the Sharks have been the underdog in all 42 games they have played. Against Western Conference opponents, San Jose has gone just 4-18 on the year.
On the season, the Sharks have gone just 16-26 against the puck line, including going 2-8 in their last ten games. Overall, San Jose has gone just 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games and 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Sharks have gone 7-15 against the puck line this year and 5-5 in their last ten games.
So far, the Sharks have 26 losses by multiple goals compared to just six losses by one goal. In their 42 games as the underdog, San Jose has gone 16-26 against the puck line, including going 1-4 against the puck line in their last five road games.
Games involving San Jose have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Sharks come in with a record of 16-23-3.
Although San Jose has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 1 goals per game in these games.
On the offensive side, the Sharks are scoring an 2 goals per game this season, ranking 32nd in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 32nd in the league. This year, the Sharks have recorded a 1-1 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 8-27 record.
The leading scorer for San Jose’s offense is Tomas Hertl. Coming into the game he has 13 goals, ranking 85th in the NHL. Hertl also comes into the game with 16 assists.
Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 25th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood comes into the game having made 24 starts this season. So far, his record is 5-16 and he has a save percentage of 0.927%.
Will the Senators Win at Home?
At home this season, the Senators have gone 10-10-0, and they have been favored in 16 of their 37 games. In the Atlantic Division, Ottawa is in 8th place with a 6-6 record.
Overall, the Senators have gone 14-23-0, and they have lost five straight games. Over their last ten games, Ottawa has gone 3-7, and they are currently 16th in the Eastern Conference.
At home this year, Ottawa has a puck line record of 9-11 and their average scoring margin is at .0 goals per game. So far, they have had 11 wins by multiple goals and 3 wins by just one goal. When favored, the Senators have a puck line record of 6-10 and their average scoring differential is at .4 goals per game.
So far, the Senators have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten games and they have dropped their last five games vs. the puck line. Ottawa comes into this game with a puck line record of 15-22 and they have lost five straight games vs. the puck line.
For the season, Ottawa’s games have finished with an average of 7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.6. Overall, the Senators have an over/under record of 20-14-3.
Across the Sharks last three road games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
When looking at their offense, the Senators have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 22nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 25th in the league. This year, the Senators have recorded a 8-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-10 record.
Ottawa’s current leading scorer is Brady Tkachuk. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 30th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Tkachuk has 12 assists this season.
The Senators defense is currently 27th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 25th with 1 shutouts.
Goalie Joonas Korpisalo gets the start and has made 22 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-15, and his save percentage is 0.864%.