Moneyline favors Sharks in battle with Oilers
Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Odds
The San Jose Sharks battle the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Thursday in NHL betting action at HP Pavilion.
The Sharks currently sports a record of 6-0. The Oilers are 4-2. Betting totals have seen the Sharks post a 2-3-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Oilers have gone 2-4 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Edmonton before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-186-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.5.
This game puts the Sharks, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Oilers, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 2-ranked offense (4.3 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 35.3% rate while the Oilers have a 82.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Edmonton won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Coyotes on January 30. Bettors who backed the Oilers at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
San Jose won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Ducks on January 29. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a win are 9-1
A few Oilers at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose
Edmonton is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Jose
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
San Jose is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing Edmonton
Edmonton at Colorado, Saturday, February 2
San Jose home to Nashville, Saturday, February 2