San Jose Sharks vs. Ottawa Senators - 3/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Ottawa Senators (24-32-12) at San Jose Sharks (29-34-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -155 / Ottawa Senators +140 --- Over/Under: 6
The Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Ottawa Senators look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Anthony Duclair leads Ottawa with 22 goals, Thomas Chabot has 31 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 250 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 93 goals on 907 shots faced and Marcus Hogberg has allowed 65 goals on 713 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in 17 of their last 22 games.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win after splitting their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 15.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 24 goals, Erik Karlsson has 34 assists and Brent Burns has 211 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 86.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 84 goals on 903 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 111 goals on 1,088 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 20 games.
The Senators are 33-71 in their last 104 games as an underdog, 11-40 in their last 51 road games and 8-22 in their last 30 overall. The Sharks are 3-7 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-20 in their last 28 vs. Atlantic. The over is 4-0 in Senators last 4 overall. The under is 6-2 in Sharks last 8 overall. The Senators are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. The home team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between the Senators and Sharks. And while the Sharks aren't the most trustworthy team in the world, it's the Ottawa Senators who we've faded all season long, and they remain the worst team in the league to back only ahead of the Detroit Red Wings. Even putting together probably their best week of the season, I'm going to continue fading the Senators just because it's worked so well up to this point.