The Edmonton Oilers (15-15-1) travel to face off against the San Jose Sharks (9-23-3) on Thursday, December 28th. This game will be played at SAP Center in San Jose. The Oilers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sharks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Kings. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.
Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks
The Edmonton Oilers Are Coming Off A Win
So far this season, the Oilers have an overall record of 15-15-1. Currently, they are 6-9-0 on the road, and carry a two game road win streak into the game. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 6th, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 13th. Edmonton has 11 wins by more than one goals and dropped 12 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 12-19 this season.
Facing the Rangers in their last game, the Oilers won by a score of 4-3. On offense, the Oilers did not find the net in the first or second period but scored four goals in the third period. All four goals came at even strength. They finished with 28 shots on goal and had 3 turnovers.
Entering the game as the underdog, Edmonton came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In today’s game, the Sharks will be looking to break out of a six game losing streak. Currently, their record is 9-23-3 which comprises of going 6-8-2 at home and 3-15-1 on the road. They are currently positioned 8th in the Western Pacific division and 16th in the Western conference. This season, San Jose has managed to win two games by a margin of more than one goal while losing 21 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record for the season is 14-21.
In their most recent game, the Sharks fell to the Kings on the road by a score of 5-1. Offensively, the Sharks got off to a good start by scoring one time in the first period, but that was the extent of their scoring for the game. San Jose’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 25 shots on goal in total.
Entering the game as the underdog, San Jose not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.
Edmonton Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 15th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 12th in the league. Edmonton’s offense is currently ranked 10th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the league.
The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 16-12-3. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 7. Overall, their games are averaging 6.9 goals per game.
San Jose Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.1 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Sharks have a 1-1 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-21 record.
The Sharks’ over/under record this season is 14-18-3. For the season, they have had 21 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 7. Overall, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Edmonton Team Defense
Edmonton defense takes on the Sharks ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.2 shots per game against Edmonton. They alsso are 25th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.
San Jose Team Defense
Entering the game, the Sharks’ defense ranks 23rd in takeaways, averaging 5.8 takeaways per contest. In the NHL, they currently stand at 1st in terms of goals allowed, giving up an average of 3.9 goals per game.
Oilers vs Sharks Trends
- Edmonton has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
- Across their three previous home games, San Jose has an puck line mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Sharks have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Oilers have a straight up record of 7-3 and an puck line mark of 5-5.
For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Sharks to pick up on a win over the Oilers at home. With the moneyline sitting at +250, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Sharks straight-up.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Sharks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Sharks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.
With an over/under line sitting at 7 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.
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