Ottawa Senators vs San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Ottawa Senators vs San Jose Sharks Prediction 3/9/2024

The Ottawa Senators (25-33-4) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (15-40-7) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose and televised on NBCS. Both the Senators and Sharks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

So far this season, the Senators have gone 25-33-4, putting them in 8th place in the Atlantic Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference. On the road, Ottawa has gone just 8-19-2, including a current five-game losing streak away from home.

Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone just 3-7, and they have dropped each of their last six games overall. When favored, Ottawa has gone 14-14 for the year and have lost three straight games when they are the favorite.

On the road this season, Ottawa’s puck line record is 12-16, and they have a puck line record of 27-34 overall. They have 18 wins by more than one goal compared to 25 losses by multiple goals.

So far, the Senators have been favored in 28 games, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is just 0.1 goals per game. Overall, their average scoring margin is -.3 goals per contest.

Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Kings, the Senators are eager to bounce back. Facing off against the Kings’ defense, the Senators offense scored in all three periods. Ottawa’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 31 shots on goal and five giveaways.

Although they didn’t win, Ottawa did cover the puck line as the underdogs in the game. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Sharks have gone 9-19-3 and are 15th in the Western Conference with 37 points. In the Pacific Division, San Jose is 8th with a record of 6-14. Over their last ten games, the Sharks are just 1-9.

Overall, the Sharks have a record of 15-40-7, and in games where they have been the underdog, they are 15-40-7. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 15th place.

San Jose enters this game with a puck line record of 29-33 and an average scoring margin of -1.8 goals per game. They have 10 losses by just one goal and have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games.

So far this season, the Sharks have been the underdog in all 62 of their games and have a puck line record of 29-33. Across their last five home games, San Jose has gone just 1-4 against the puck line.

After suffering a 7-2 loss at home to the Islanders, the Sharks are looking to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Sharks failed to score in the first or third periods against the Islanders, but they found the net two times in the second period. San Jose’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 2 goals. Their offensive performance came with 25 shots on goal and six giveaways.

As the underdog, San Jose suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 9 goals.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

For their offensive performance, the Senators come in averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 13th in the league. The Senators went 16-20 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 8-13.

For the season, the over/under record of the Senators’ stands at 32-26-3. They have had 35 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.8 goals per game.

Sharks Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Sharks come into the game at 2.2 goals per contest placing 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 32nd position in the league. This season, the Sharks have a 1-3 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 13-36 record.

The Sharks come in with an over/under record of 28-31-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 35 games failing to surpass the 6.5 goal over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is at 6.2 per game.

Ottawa Team Defense

The Senators defense is currently 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.8 shots per game against Ottawa. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 28th with 1 shutouts.

San Jose Team Defense

Defensively, the Sharks come into the season ranked 1st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 34.1 shots per game against San Jose. For the season, they are ranked 30th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Senators vs Sharks Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, San Jose has an puck line record of 1-4 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 0-5 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Sharks have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 3-2.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Ottawa has an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 4-6 straight up.

Senators vs Sharks Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Sharks to pick up on a win over the Senators at home. With the moneyline sitting at +164, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Sharks straight-up.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Sharks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Sharks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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