Ottawa Senators vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ottawa Senators vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Senators (+145) Sharks (-177)
Filip Gustavsson and the Ottawa Senators (4-11-1) go to SAP Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the San Jose Sharks (9-8-1). The odds on this matchup have the Senators coming in at +145 and the Sharks are at -177. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Senators had a rough game after their 7-5 defeat to the Avalanche their last time out. The Corsi for the Senators sat at 26 and the Corsi against was 47 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 35.6%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 45.3% and they had a PDO of 100.0 in this game. Ottawa garnered 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Senators had a good offensive performance in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 16 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 29.1%. They tallied 24 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to gain puck control. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage and were able to net 2 goals. In the outing, they tallied a score on 5 of the 21 shots they put on net.
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Ottawa Senators opponents have earned 46 power play opportunities (28th in professional hockey) and have earned 12 goals in those chances. The Senators have had 553 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .893. Ottawa has attempted 461 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.9%. At even strength, the Senators have conceded 47 goals while having 30 of their own. Ottawa has compiled 54 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 20.37%. For the current season, they sit with 9 points and their points percentage is sitting at .281. When discussing scoring goals, the Ottawa Senators have earned 41 goals (29th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have surrendered 59.
The man in goal for this game is Filip Gustavsson. Opponents have been able to score 43 goals versus Gustavsson in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.78. Gustavsson has taken the ice for 17 matchups during his pro hockey career. His save percentage is at .919 for his 930 mins between the pipes. He has compiled a mark of 8-5-3 and got the start in 14 games. Over the course of his career, Gustavsson has 9 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .643. Gustavsson has had 529 shot attempts against him and has recorded 486 saves.
The last time they were on the ice, San Jose faced off against the Hurricanes in a matchup where the Sharks ended up with the win by a mark of 2-1. San Jose had a 47.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.5% with a Fenwick of 36 and the Hurricanes ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 52.8%. The Sharks had 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but didn't score a goal.
The Sharks have earned 37 goals at even strength and 9 goals (24th in the league) while having more men on the ice. San Jose has tried 507 shots (24th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.07%, while allowing their opponents 541 shots. For the year, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 46 goals, 19 points, as well as a points percentage of .528. They have recorded 48 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 18.75%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.00% on their oppositions 50 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%. They have granted a total of 50 goals to be scored by of a combination of 44 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see James Reimer between the pipes. Reimer is sitting with a career mark of 178-134-44 and has been in goal for 395 games. Reimer's rate of quality starts is 51.4% and he has made 185 quality starts in his professional career. He has accrued 10,497 stops out of the 11,487 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .914. His opposition is averaging 2.76 goals per contest and he has surrendered 990 goals overall. He has made the start in 360 games and has accumulated 21,485 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Ottawa (+145)
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