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San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Preview

Edmonton Oilers

San Jose Sharks
26-40-9 April 01, 2014, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 47-20-9

The San Jose Sharks battle the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday in NHL betting action at SAP Center.

The Sharks bring a 47-20-9 record to the battle against the 26-40-9 Oilers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen San Jose go 33-38-5 so far and the Oilers go 40-32-3. View Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 239 moneyline underdogs 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.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Sharks rated this week at No. 4 and the Oilers sitting at No. 29.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Rangers on March 30. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Avalanche on March 29. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 7-ranked offense (3.05 goals per game) against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.32 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.41% rate while the Oilers have a 81.96% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Edmonton at Anaheim, Wednesday, April 2nd
San Jose home to Los Angeles, Thursday, April 3rd