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Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Betting Preview

San Jose Sharks

Edmonton Oilers
34-13-6 January 29, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 17-32-6

NHL wagering interest swings to the Edmonton vs San Jose battle on Wednesday at Rexall Place as the Oilers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Edmonton will face the 34-13-6 Sharks. In totals betting, the Oilers are 33-21-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 23-25-5 favoring the OVER.

View San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Edmonton sat as 148 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Oilers rated this week at No. 29 and the Sharks sitting at No. 8.

The Sharks were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Edmonton at +180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 18-ranked offense (2.62 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.38 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 17.71% rate while the Sharks have a 84.06% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
San Jose at Calgary, Thursday, January 30th
Edmonton at Boston, Saturday, February 1st