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