The San Jose Sharks (10-29-3) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (14-23-0) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on NBCS. The Sharks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Senators are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 4:00 ET.
San Jose Sharks vs Ottawa Senators
The San Jose Sharks Are Coming Off A Win
On the season, the Sharks have struggled mightily, posting a record of 10-29-3, including a mark of 4-18 against Western Conference opponents. As the underdog, San Jose has gone 10-29-3. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone just 1-9.
Heading into action today, San Jose sits in 16th place in the Western Conference and 8th in the Pacific Division. On the road, the Sharks have gone 4-17-1.
San Jose enters the game with a puck line record of 16-26 this season and a road puck line mark of 7-15. So far, they have 2 wins by multiple goals and 8 wins by just one goal.
Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone just 2-8 against the puck line. On the road, their puck line record is 5-5 in their last ten games and 1-4 in their last five.
In their last game, the Sharks went up against the Canadiens and emerged as winners with a score of 3-2. Looking at the Sharks offense vs. the Canadiens, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and one time in the second period. In the game, San Jose managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 35 shots on goal and committed 10 turnovers.
Despite being the underdog, San Jose managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Ottawa Senators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone 3-7 and have lost five straight games. In the Eastern Conference, Ottawa is in 16th place and 8th in the Atlantic Division. For the season, the Senators are 14-23-0.
At home, Ottawa is 10-10-0 and has been favored in 16 of their 37 games. When favored, the Senators have gone 8-8-0. Against the Eastern Conference, Ottawa has a record of 11-12.
When playing at home, Ottawa has a puck line record of 9-11 this season, and their average scoring margin is at .0 goals per game. So far, the Senators have had 11 wins by multiple goals and 3 wins by just one goal.
So far, Ottawa has been the favorite in 16 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is at 6-10. Their average scoring margin when favored is at .4 goals per game. In their last 10 home games, the Senators have gone 5-5 against the puck line.
Coming off a 5-3 loss on the road to the Sabres, the Senators are hoping to bounce back today. In the first period against the Sabres, the Senators scored one goal, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. In the game, Ottawa managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 28 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.
As the underdog, Ottawa suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 7 goals for the game.
San Jose Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal 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.
This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 16-23-3. Throughout the season, they have played 26 games that did not exceed the 7 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Ottawa Offense Breakdown
The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 22nd in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 25th in the league. This season, the Senators have a 8-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-10 record.
This season, the Senators have an over/under record of 20-14-3. Throughout the season, they have played 15 games that went over the 7 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 7 per game.
San Jose Team Defense
The Sharks’ defense comes into the game with a ranking of 26th in takeaways and an average of 5.8 takeaways per contest. They hold 1st place in the NHL for goals allowed, with an average of 3.9 goals given up per game.
Ottawa Team Defense
Ottawa defense takes on the Sharks ranked 27th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 31.5 shots per game against Ottawa. They also are 25th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
Sharks vs Senators Trends
- In their last five games away from home, the Sharks have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- Through their last ten home games, Ottawa has an puck line record of just 5-5. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- The last five games that Ottawa was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 0-5 while going 0-5 straight up.
- The last three games that San Jose was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
When it comes to a moneyline bet in this game, our analysis leans towards the Senators picking up the win. However, given the current odds of -240, I’d advise going with the puck line, as our predictions have the Senators coming out on top by more than one goal.
When making a puck line pick, we’re backing the Senators to win and cover. Watch for the Senators to win this game by multiple goals over the Sharks.
If you’re looking at the the over/under line set at 7 goals, our prediction is that this game will stay below that threshold, and we strongly suggest placing a bet on the under.
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