San Jose vs Ottawa: prediction for the NHL game
The Sharks square off against the Senators in the National Hockey League on November 25. We made predictions for this fixture, which you can find below.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose are back home after a long away series, where the team didn't get very successful results. The Sharks won only 2 matches out of 5: they beat Calgary and Minnesota with the same score of 4:1. At home, the Sharks suffered a crushing defeat to Washington (0:4). San Jose' goalie Hill didnt have a good game and managed to save only 85% of shots on goal. In the last match, the Sharks prevailed over Carolina in overtime (2:1 OT).
Ottawa had a great game against Pittsburgh (6:3), in which forward Batherson chalked up four points by scoring a double and giving two assists. But the Senators failed to build on that success, and in the following game lost to Calgary (0:4). Goalie Forsberg had a very poor game. In the last fixture, the Senators had a thrilling confrontation with Colorado. It was a real barn-burner, but in the end, the Senators couldn't defeat the Avalanche (5:7).
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, the teams didn't score in each period.
Ottawa scored first in 3 head-to-head games in a row.
It is hard to tell, who will prevail in the upcoming fixture, as both sides have looked average in the last games. But we give a slight edge to San Jose, who are playing at home.
Our prediction - San Jose to win
Both sides struggle to convert their chances, and head-to-head games often turn out quite boring. We suggest playing the total under.
Second wager - total under 5.5 goals