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San Jose Sharks host Edmonton Oilers in hockey action

Edmonton Oilers

San Jose Sharks
13-24-5 January 02, 2014, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 25-8-6

Hockey bettors look for value at SAP Center on Thursday as host San Jose battles the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

This season the Sharks are 25-9-6 overall while the Oilers are 13-24-5. As for the totals, San Jose is 20-16-4 on the OU, and Edmonton is 23-18-1.

View Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -237 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Sharks and the No. 22-rated Oilers in this matchup.

Edmonton was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They lost as +170 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Ducks on December 31. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 3-ranked offense (3.28 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 19.14% rate while the Oilers have a 80.28% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton at Anaheim, Friday, January 3rd
San Jose at Quebec, Saturday, January 4th