San Jose Sharks at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/5/2018
Friday, January 5, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The San Jose Sharks head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Friday, January 5, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Sharks at -125 and the Senators at +113.
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San Jose has a record of 21-12-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-6-2-0. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 102 goals and surrendered 93 goals for a point differential of +9. For the year they have an ATS mark of 21-16-0 and an over/under record of 12-24-0. Ottawa has a record of 12-17-9 including 7-7-5-3 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 99 goals and have given up 130 for a goal differential of -31. Their record against the spread is 12-26-0 while their over/under mark is 19-19-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 21-16-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 12-24-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 12-26-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 19-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
12/10/17 RW Barclay Goodrow Lower Body IR (12/08)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/22/17 C Zack Smith Shoulder IR (12/21)
12/22/17 C Gabriel Dumont Ankle IR (12/16)
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
Joe Thornton has scored 27 total points this year for the Sharks. He has 8 goals this season with 63 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 19 assists on the year and averages 18.3 minutes played per contest. Joe Thornton averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 8 goals on 63 attempts. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 27 points on the year. Martin Jones has 13 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Sharks. He has 731 shots against him and he's surrendered 63 goals. He's made 668 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Mike Hoffman has 24 total points this season for the Senators. He has 9 goals this year with 128 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Mark Stone averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 15 goals on 85 attempts. He has 19 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 9 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 795 shots against him and he's given up 81 goals. He's made 714 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 46 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 102 goals while giving up 93 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 29th respectively. They have had 132 power play chances and scored 29 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 5th in the league. The Sharks have given up 122 power play opportunities and surrendered 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 2nd when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.51% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 29th in the league with a total of 33 points this season. They have 20 power play goals on 128 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the NHL. They've given up 110 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 28th overall. As a team, the Senators are 29th with a total of 99 goals scored while they've given up 130 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.59%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 28th overall in the NHL.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 52.5% as they've tried 2,323 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,098 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 4th in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.8% as they have 1,700 shots while they've given up 1,521 attempts on defense. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 54% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46% for the year. That puts them 6th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,126 face-off wins as opposed to 1,069 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.3%. That is 12th overall in the NHL. On defense San Jose has 670 hits and they've blocked 577 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 24th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,194 face-off wins as opposed to 1,085 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 877 hits and they've blocked 595 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 14th in blocked shots. Ottawa is ranked 22nd in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've tried 2,172 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,235 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 49.4%, as they have 1,604 shots while they've given up 1,640 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Senators NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take San Jose -125
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose -125
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