San Jose Sharks vs Ottawa Senators NHL Game Picks 10/27/2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Canadian Tire Centre
Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators (2-7-1, 8th in the Atlantic Division) host the San Jose Sharks (4-6-1, 7th in the Pacific Division) at Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, October 27, 2019. The Sharks open this game at -155 while the Senators are priced at +140. The total is set at 6.5. The Sharks cover 36.4% of the time, having gone 4-7 SU. Ottawa covers 20.0% of the time, going 2-8 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this game holding a record of 4 wins and 6 losses, ranking them 7th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have scored a total of 29 goals which has them sitting at 9th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -9, ranking them 26th in the NHL. The Sharks currently have a total of 9 pts, which has them sitting at 24th in the NHL and 12th in the West. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 304 which has them sitting at 11th in the conference and 21st in the NHL. As a team, San Jose has a total of 182 hits which has them averaging 16.5 per game. They currently have a total of 92 blocks for the season. The man in net for San Jose is Martin Jones from North Vancouver, British Columbia. He is 30 years old and has played a total of 458 minutes defending the net for the season. Jones is conceding an average of 3.41 goals per game which puts him at 18th among West goalies and 38th among goaltenders in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 26 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .893 which puts him at 18th among West goalies.
The San Jose Sharks were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 1 loss against the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last contest. The Sharks didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. While out there on the ice, they converted 1 out of the 17 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. San Jose ended up with a total of 10 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Sharks was 22 and the Corsi against was 40 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 35.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 15 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 29, meaning they had a rate of 34.1%. They earned 12 face-off wins and were beaten on 14 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.1 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Toronto Maple Leafs earned 27 shots. They finished with a total of 2 penalty mins and they earned a total of 5 power play opportunities.
The Senators are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 2 victories and 7 losses. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 14th in the conference and 27th in the league with -10. They have a total of 24 goals for this season which has them sitting at 14th in the East. Ottawa has a save % as a team of .903 which has them sitting 14th in the league, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 7.7% putting them at 14th in the East. In goal for Ottawa is Craig Anderson who is having a tough season by allowing 2.94 goals against average and that has him ranked 15th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 30th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 326 mins he's played this year, he's allowed 16 goals. His save % is .901, which puts him at 17th among Eastern Conference goaltenders and 31st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators faced the New York Islanders in a game where the Senators took a loss by a mark of 4 - 2. For this matchup, Ottawa went home with a 50.6% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 42 and their opponent having a Corsi of 41. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 49.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Islanders having a 33 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Ottawa played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their PDO at even strength was 88.6 and their percentage of oZS was 41.9%. The Senators scored 2 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 6 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 out of those opportunities. In discussing the opposition, the Islanders had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Ottawa gave way to 24 shots on goal and the Islanders earned a total of 31 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+140)
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