Sharks face Edmonton Oilers: NHL odds preview and stats
San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds
The Oilers get a visit from the San Jose Sharks in hockey action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 12-10-6 this season, while the Oilers are 11-11-6. San Jose is 9-15-4 on the totals; Edmonton is 9-14-5.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Oilers and the No. 15-rated Sharks in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 26-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 22.9% rate while the Sharks have a 86.9% rate on the penalty kill.
The Sharks were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -135 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Oilers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a win are 2-8
A few Sharks at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Edmonton
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
San Jose is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose
Edmonton is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Edmonton is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home
San Jose at Minnesota, Saturday, March 23
Edmonton home to St. Louis, Saturday, March 23