Ottawa Senators at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Ottawa Senators head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Senators at +149 and the Sharks at -165.
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Ottawa has a record of 9-11-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-6-2. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They have tallied 77 goals and surrendered 93 goals for a point differential of -16. For the year they have an ATS mark of 9-18-0 and an over/under record of 15-12-0. San Jose has a record of 15-10-2 including 8-6-1 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 71 goals and have given up 65 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 15-12-0 while their over/under mark is 7-19-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 9-18-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 15-12-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 15-12-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 7-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
12/08/17 D Brenden Dillon Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Ottawa
12/08/17 LW Mikkel Boedker Undisclosed is out indefinitely
12/02/17 RW Joonas Donskoi Lower Body IR (11/28)
12/02/17 D Tim Heed Upper Body IR (11/30)
Mark Stone has scored 25 total points this year for the Senators. He has 14 goals this season with 67 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 11 assists on the year and averages 20.9 minutes played per contest. Mike Hoffman averages 18.9 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 9 goals on 90 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 7 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Senators. He has 552 shots against him and he's surrendered 58 goals. He's made 494 stops for a save percentage of 90%.
Logan Couture has 22 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 14 goals this year with 66 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Joe Thornton averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 5 goals on 40 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Martin Jones has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 555 shots against him and he's given up 45 goals. He's made 510 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 25 total points this year, which is 28th in the NHL. They've scored 77 goals while giving up 93 scores, which has them ranked 26th and 8th respectively. They have had 102 power play chances and scored 17 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 27th in the league. The Senators have given up 76 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 24th when short-handed. They average 31 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.28% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 28th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 16th in the league with a total of 32 points this season. They have 16 power play goals on 87 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 19th in the NHL. They've given up 90 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%, ranking 2nd overall. As a team, the Sharks are 30th with a total of 71 goals scored while they've given up 65 goals this season, ranking 31st in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.13%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 4th overall in the NHL.
Ottawa has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've tried 1,570 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,585 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 15th in Corsi percentage. They are 17th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.4% as they have 1,171 shots while they've given up 1,153 attempts on defense. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 53.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the year. That puts them 6th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 861 face-off wins as opposed to 802 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 6th overall in the NHL. On defense Ottawa has 607 hits and they've blocked 432 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 8th in the league.
The Sharks are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.8% for the season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have 829 face-off wins compared to 796 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 14th in the league. On defense San Jose has 525 hits and they have blocked 441 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. San Jose is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.4% as they've attempted 1,682 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,527 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.1% ranks 6th as they have 1,228 attempts while they have given up 1,086 shots on the defensive end.
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