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Oilers can Finish Series in San Jose This Evening

With all the momentum in the series after coming back and beating the Sharks in Game 5 overtime, the Oilers can end the series tonight with a second win on San Jose’s home ice. Oddsmakers are not so sure they can do that, however, as they’ve pegged Edmonton as a +130 underdog. That said, moneyline underdogs are 17-20 straight up in these playoffs while puckline dogs are an astounding 31-6 – meaning that games, for the most part, have been really close.

SHARK BITES
  • The Oilers are 7-3 SU and 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both had Corsi for percentages over 66 in Game 5.
  • The Oilers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against the Sharks.

Todd McLellan looks like a genious after pairing up Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl in Game 5. The two were magic together, combining for three assists and skating circles around the Sharks all night. If the two natural centermen can have another night like they did Thursday, this series is over. Draisaitl, the German wunderkind, set up Desharnais’ overtime winner and had several dangerous attempts on net. He hasn’t scored yet this series but I suspect he breaks that seal at the Shark Tank tonight. Bovada is offering a +225 line for Leon to get one in Game 6 – take that line.

As far the moneyline’s concerned, I’m staying away. It’s been a coin flip whether or not Cam Talbot shows up in this series and with 78 games now under his belt this year, he’s probably just a bit fatigued. The last two games in this best-of-seven have gone OVER – easily – and I like this one to do the same. Both offenses have found their groove and are firing on all cylinders after respective slow starts to the series.

OVER 5 can be had around EVEN and considering how good both teams’ forwards looked last contest, that seems like incredible value.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as -130 moneyline favorites in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.8-2.6 result in favor of the Oilers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks are 48-31-8 so far on the season. The Edmonton Oilers, meanwhile, are 50-27-10. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen San Jose go 24-39-24 and the Oilers go 34-44-9 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Edmonton injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 24-rated San Jose Sharks and the No. 2-ranked Edmonton Oilers, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 19-ranked offense (2.69 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.59 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 16.73% rate while the Oilers have a 80.49% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Edmonton is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Edmonton is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
  • Edmonton is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Jose is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
  • San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • San Jose is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to San Jose, Monday, April 24th

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