The NHL is back in action on Saturday as the San Jose Sharks will clash with the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. The Sharks are heading into this game after a 5-3 loss in Toronto. On the other side, the Senators won against the Rangers at home with a score of 3-0.
San Jose Sharks Form
The Sharks will head into this game after a defeat against a strong Maple Leafs. Their record so far this season stands at 12-14. Their away record stands at 4-9. They will need to improve in this game if their want to get back to winning ways. Erik Karlsson will be making his return in Ottawa after he was traded in the offseason.
On a positive note, Martin Jones will be back in the team for this game and he has gone 9-8 with a 3.00 GAA. He also have a .892 save percentage so far this season, including 3-4 with a 3.15 GAA and a .889 save percentage on the road.
Ottawa Senators Form
The Senators are one of the teams that have a poor defence this year. However, they showed that they have a solid potential as they beat the Rangers with a score of 3-0 at home. It is important to emphasize that Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots in the game and probably was the key element in this win.
Anderson record not stands at 10-12 with a 3.69 GAA and a .903 save percentage so far this season, including 8-6 with a 3.27 GAA and a .913 save percentage at home.
On the offensive side of the game, the Senators are placed on the 4th spot in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 3.54 goals per game.
On the defence side of the game, the Senators are placed in the last place as they concede an average of 4.12 goals per game.
San Jose is one of the teams that have been struggling in their away games. Another element that does not go in their favour is that the Senators are solid at home this year. However, I think that the Sharks need the win more at this point and they have a good chance against the Senators. Also, Ottawa does not have a good record against the Pacific teams as they have 1 win in their last 7 meetings with the teams from the Pacific division. I expect that the Sharks will win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for San Jose Sharks vs. Ottawa Senators on 12/1/2018
is: Take the San Jose – 165 (money line)
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