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Can Edmonton Recover From Oil Spill in Game 4 Drilling?

One of the better series of the first round swings back to Edmonton on Thursday night after a Game 4 that saw Cam Talbot – and a few others – leak a lot of oil. With 77 games now under his belt this campaign, the Oilers’ No. 1 netminder was probably thankful for the rest he got after allowing five goals to a suddenly motivated Sharks offense.

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games as underdog.
  • The Oilers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games as favorite.
  • The visiting team is 10-2 on the puckline in the last 12 games in this matchup.

The seven goals the Sharks scored on Tuesday were more than they had in the previous four games combined. Pulling the trigger has been a problem for the Sharks forwards all year long but with a shellacking of the Oilers in Game 4, it looks like they’ve cured what was ailing them.

With the floodgates now cracked, I expect this series to bust wide open from the tight forechecking contest it was in the first three. Edmonton’s offense has yet to really explode and with revenge – and a 3-2 lead – on their minds, I think the Connor McDavid-led Oilers have their coming-out party tonight.

Edmonton opened as the -130 favorite and they’ll likely close at something right around that. The Oilers are 13-2-2 in their last 17 games against Pacific Division opponents at a Rogers Place that I anticipate will be absolutely bumping as the kids go for their first playoff series win since 2006.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting San Jose Sharks opened as 118 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 2.9-2.4 result in favor of the Oilers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Edmonton Oilers are 49-27-10 overall while the San Jose Sharks are 48-31-7. As for the totals, Edmonton is 33-44-9 on the OU, and San Jose is 23-39-24. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs San Jose injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 2-ranked Edmonton Oilers and the No. 24-rated San Jose Sharks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Edmonton's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.93 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 21.79% while the Sharks defense kills off 81.33% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • San Jose is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Edmonton
  • San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
  • San Jose is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
  • Edmonton is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • Edmonton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Edmonton is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Edmonton is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Jose

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San Jose home to Edmonton, Saturday, April 22nd

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