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Ottawa Senators vs San Jose Sharks prediction 1-13-24 Picks

San Jose Sharks (10-29-3) vs. Ottawa Senators (14-23)
January 13, 2024 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Ottawa Senators -278 / San Jose Sharks +215; Over/Under: +6.5
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The San Jose Sharks and the Ottawa Senators meet in NHL action from the Canadian Tire Center on Saturday night. Who comes out on top in this inter-conference matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Sharks vs. Senators Prediction.

San Jose Sharks Team Preview

The San Jose Sharks come into this one looking to build on a 3-2 win over Montreal that snapped their lengthy losing streak. Tomas Hertl has a team-high 13 goals and 16 assists for his team-leading 29 points while Fabian Zetterlund has 18 points with 12 goals. Mikael Granlund has 28 points with a team-high 23 assists while William Eklund also has 18 points with 7 goals and 11 assists on the year. MacKenzie Blackwood’s gone 5-16-2 between the pipes for the Sharks this season, posting a 3.79 GAA and an .892 save percentage while Kaapo Kahkonen is 5-12-1 with a 3.70 GAA and an .897 save percentage this season.

San Jose Sharks Team Facts

  • The Sharks have lost 21 of their last 22 games as underdogs against opponents on a losing streak.
  • The Sharks have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last eight games at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 2′ market has hit in each of the Sharks’ last eight games at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The Sharks have lost the third period in each of their last six games as underdogs.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this game looking to snap a five-game losing skid after a 5-3 loss to Buffalo last time out. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 34 points including a team-high 27 assists along with 7 goals. Claude Giroux has 34 points with 12 goals and 22 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 29 points with a team-high 17 goals. Drake Batherson has 31 points with 14 goals and 17 assists and Jakob Chychrun also has 26 points with 19 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 7-15 with a 3.69 GAA and an .887 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 7-8 with a 3.35 GAA and an .889 save percentage in goal for the Senators.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won each of their last six home games following a road loss.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in each of their last eight home games against the Sharks.
  • The Senators have won the first period in each of their last six games at Canadian Tire Centre following a road loss.
  • The ‘Over 1.5 Goals Period 3′ market has hit in each of the Senators’ last nine games following a road loss.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators rank 31st in the league for goals against per game this season (3.68).
  • The Ottawa Senators rank 31st in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (71.31%).
  • The San Jose Sharks rank 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (2.00).
  • The San Jose Sharks rank 32nd in the league for goals against per game this season (4.05).

Sharks vs. Senators Prediction

I’m on the Senators here. If Ottawa can’t get a win like this over the Sharks in a spot like this, just stick a fork in them, The Sens are back home where they’re most comfortable, taking on a Sharks team that has one win in the last month, and sorry Sharks fans, that’s not moving the needle for me. I think the Senators find a way to get it don’t here. Give me the Senators at home.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Ottawa -278

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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