Swinging their series to San Jose for Game 3, the Oilers are incredibly lucky to not be in a two-game hole. Cam Talbot kept the Sharks scoreless in Game 2 and had to turn aside just 16 shots despite his team taking six minor penalties in the contest. Edmonton scored two short-handed goals in the game and leveled the odds in the best-of-seven series with the win.
– Shark BITES
- The visiting team is 9-1 on the puckline in the last 10 games in this matchup.
- The Oilers are 15-3 SU in their last 18 games against their division.
- The Sharks are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against the Western Conference.
With 16 blocked shots as a team, the Oilers made a clear commitment to clog up shooting lanes on Friday evening after allowing 44 shots to reach their net in Game 1. Kris Russell, who’s known for his shot-blocking efforts, put his body on the line five times in Game 2 and should be a huge factor in San Jose tonight with Oscar Klefblom likely sidelined after taking a wrister to the ankle on Friday night.
The Sharks have kept a tidy house in San Jose all season long, allowing an average of just 26.1 shots per game and posting 10 OVERs in 41 games at the SAP Center. Looking at division competition, the Sharks posted just one OVER in their 15 home contests against the Pacific this season and I’m expecting another tight matchup this evening with Edmonton and San Jose combining for seven goals in the series so far.
You’ll have to lay a little chalk to take advantage of the UNDER 5 this evening but if you’re desperate for value, try parlaying it with a moneyline result or a totals bet in one of the other four playoff matchups.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
If you’re going with the San Jose Sharks in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -134 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Sunday’s contest. The over-under total was at 5 earlier at Bet365.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.3-2 win for the Oilers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Edmonton Oilers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 48-26-10 this season, while the Sharks are 47-30-7. Edmonton is 32-43-9 against the total, while San Jose is 22-38-24 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Edmonton injuries news.
The San Jose Sharks sit at No. 24 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds – Shark, while the Edmonton Oilers sit at a No. 2 on the same chart.
The game also pits San Jose’s No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.67 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.56 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 15.89% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.28% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Edmonton is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Edmonton is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
- Edmonton is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- San Jose is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- San Jose is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- San Jose is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games
Next Betting Matchups
Edmonton at San Jose, Tuesday, April 18th