Fresh off clinching their first playoff spot since their Western Conference win in 2006, the Edmonton Oilers have won seven of their last eight games and now have a decent shot to win their division with the rest of their games this season coming against other teams within the Pacific. They’ll host a Sharks team this evening that’s fresh off ending a six-game losing streak and that the Oil-kids are tied with in the standings.
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- The Oilers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games against their division.
- The total has gone UNDER in the Oilers’ last 4 games at home.
- The Sharks are 1-6 SU and on the puckline in their last 7 games.
Edmonton opened as a -130 moneyline favorite and considering the Oilers own a 9-2-1 home record against the Pacific Division this season, everything seems to add up. Their captain, Connor McDavid, has 14 points in his last eight games and if he can lead his team to a division title, he’s almost guaranteed to win the Hart Trophy.
In the month of March, the Oilers have been the highest-scoring team in the league and the Sharks, well, have not been. Before their five-goal outburst in their last game against the Rangers, they had failed to score more than two in six straight games and were unable to get many shots on net.
If that lack of shot production continues tonight, the Sharks could look more like minnows against Cam Talbot. He’s posted a .924 save percentage this month and is making a serious Vezina Trophy case. That said, he’s started more games than any other goalie in the NHL this year and Todd McLellan could elect to go with Laurent Brossoit (3-1-0, .934 save percentage) in net with an important matchup coming up against the Ducks on Saturday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Edmonton Oilers as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-0.6 result in favor of the Oilers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Edmonton Oilers sport a record of 42-25-9 heading into this matchup, while the San Jose Sharks sit at 43-26-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-42-5 for the Oilers and 20-34-22 for the Sharks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Edmonton vs San Jose injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Edmonton Oilers rated this week at No. 3 and the San Jose Sharks sitting at No. 18.
The game also pits Edmonton’s No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 2.96 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 21.97% while the Sharks defense kills off 80.61% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Jose was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
Edmonton was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
- San Jose is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
- San Jose is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
- San Jose is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- San Jose is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Edmonton is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Edmonton is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 6 games
- Edmonton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Jose at Calgary, Friday, March 31st
Edmonton home to Anaheim, Saturday, April 1st