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Hockey odds preview - San Jose vs. Edmonton

San Jose Sharks

Edmonton Oilers
12-2-5 November 15, 2013, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place 4-14-2

Rexall Place hosts an NHL battle between the Edmonton Oilers and the visiting San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Supporters of the Sharks have seen them go 12-2-5 so far this season, while the Oilers are at 4-14-2. In totals betting, the Oilers are 10-9-1, while the Sharks are 9-9-1.

View San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -186 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Oilers, most recently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sharks, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

San Jose was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Canucks. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -108 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 23-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.32 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 16.92% rate while the Sharks have a 83.93% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
San Jose at Chicago, Sunday, November 17th
Edmonton at Calgary, Saturday, November 16th