Sharks vs Senators Prediction - NHL Picks 1/13/24

Ottawa Senators (14-23) vs San Jose Sharks (10-29-3)

Game Info: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators -240 / San Jose Sharks +195 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Jose Sharks will play the Ottawa Senators on Saturday afternoon at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. San Jose has lost 12 of their last 13 games, while Ottawa has lost five games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Sharks vs Senators prediction.

Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks are 10-29-3 this season after they defeated Montreal by a score of 3-2 in their last game. San Jose led 3-1 heading into the third period and was able to barely hang on for the win. The Sharks recorded 35 shots on goal and went 0-3 on the power play in the game. San Jose had lost their previous 12 games, while scoring two goals or fewer in 10 of those losses. The Sharks are scoring 2.00 goals per game and they are allowing 4.05 goals against per game, while going 18.9% on the power play and 71.2% on the penalty kill. Tomas Hertl has led San Jose with 13 goals, 16 assists, and 101 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for San Jose is Mackenzie Blackwood, who is 5-16-2 this season with a 3.79 goals against average and a .892 save percentage. 

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 14-23-0 this year after they lost to Buffalo by a score of 5-3 in their alt game. Ottawa trimmed the deficit to only 4-3 in the third period, but the Sabres added an empty net goal to pull away. The Senators were out shot by a total of 32-28 and went 0-4 on the power play in the game. Ottawa has also lost to Calgary, Edmonton, Seattle, and Vancouver during this losing streak. The Senators are scoring 3.27 goals per game and they are allowing 3.68 goals against per game, while going 16.4% on the power play and 71.3% on the penalty kill. Claude Giroux has led Ottawa with 12 goals, 22 assists, and 91 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 7-15-0 this year with a 3.69 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won each of their last six games at Canadian Tire Centre following a road loss.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in each of their last eight games against the Sharks at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The Senators have won the first period in each of their last six home games following a road loss.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 2' market has hit in 17 of the Senators' last 18 games at Canadian Tire Centre.

San Jose Sharks Team Facts

  • The Sharks have lost 12 of their last 13 games.
  • The favorites have covered the puck line in 10 of the Sharks' last 12 games.
  • The favorites have won the third period in each of the Sharks' last six games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Sharks' last five day games against opponents on a losing streak.

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Drake Batherson has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last seven games as home favorites against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Drake Batherson has scored a goal in four of the Senators' last five games against Pacific Division opponents at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded at least one assist in each of the Senators' last four games as favorites against Pacific Division opponents.

San Jose Sharks Player Prop Facts

  • Logan Couture has scored a goal in three of the Sharks' last four games against the Senators.
  • Mikael Granlund has recorded at least one point in each of the Sharks' last five games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Mikael Granlund has recorded at least one assist in four of the Sharks' last five games as underdogs against Atlantic Division opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators rank 32nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (1.46).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 30th in the league in save percentage this season (.884).
  • The San Jose Sharks rank 32nd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.22%).
  • The San Jose Sharks rank 32nd in the league for shots per game this season (25.5).

Sharks vs Senators Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have been pretty bad to start this season and I have enjoyed fading them both, but one of them is going to walk away with a win here. San Jose is coming off of a nice road win in their last game, but they are only 4-17-1 on the road this season. Ottawa has lost five games in a row, but they are 10-10 at home this year. The Sharks are historically bad so far this season and they are only scoring 2.00 goals per game. I know San Jose got the win last time out, but I have to take Ottawa -1.5 here. 

David’s Pick Senators -1.5

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