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Sharks Have had Trouble With Pesky Senators the Last Few Seasons

The Sharks squeaked out a couple of points in Toronto last night and will look to make it a season sweep of Ontario when they match up with the Ottawa Senators four hours east of the Big Smoke tonight. The Sens have been a bit of a roadblock for the Sharks, who haven’t been able to beat Ottawa since 2013 – a run of five straight games.

SHARK BITES
  • The Senators are 4-1 on the moneyline and puckline in their last 5 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Senators' last 5 games at home.
  • The Sharks are 8-3 in their last 11 games.

These teams last met a week ago south of the border and the Senators stormed to a 4-2 upset as +170 underdogs. Mike Condon started in net for the Sens and stopped 35 of the Sharks’ 37 shots. It’s looking like that performance may have worn the 26-year-old netminder out a little as he followed it up with consecutive stinkers against the Kings and Ducks in which he stopped just 25 of the 32 combined shots he faced.

Condon will get the call again tonight and that gives me a new hope for the Sharks. Casual Star Wars references aside, the former Canadiens backup has not proven he can succeed with a starter’s workload as he posted just a .903 save percentage in 51 starts for the Habs last year in the wake of the Carey Price injury.

If his last two performances are any indication, the Senators are a fade whenever Condon starts from here on out.

San Jose Sharks vs Ottawa Senators Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Senators sit at 16-11-2 on the season; in comparison, the San Jose Sharks are currently 17-11-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Ottawa is 11-16-2 OU, and San Jose is 4-17-7 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ottawa vs San Jose injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 24 (Ottawa Senators) and the No. 10 (San Jose Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ottawa's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.41 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.17 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 16.3% while the Sharks defense kills off 81.08% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Senators were a 5-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -191 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • San Jose is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Ottawa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Ottawa is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
  • Ottawa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at Montreal, Friday, December 16th
Ottawa home to New Jersey, Saturday, December 17th

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