Erik Karlsson, Evander Kane, and the San Jose Sharks are set to do battle against Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in a Pacific Division matchup. The first puck will drop at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6, and you can watch the game live on NBC Sports Network.
San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers Odds
Playing the role of favorites will be the Oilers (-170), while the Sharks are offering moneyline odds of +150,. The Over/Under (O/U), set at an even 6 goals, originally opened at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Those odds have moved, however, and they presently sit at -120 to take the over and +100 to take the under. Odds Courtesy of DraftKings NJ’s #1 Online Sportsbook.
Edmonton is 28-25 straight up (SU) and has netted moneyline bettors 4.7 units this year. That winning percentage, the second-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is a welcome improvement over the 35-47 record from last year’s regular season campaign. Through 53 regular season contests, 26 of its games have gone over the total, while 24 have gone under and just three have pushed. The team’s 13-12 SU at home this year.
The Oilers currently tout the second-strongest power-play unit in the NHL, as the team has scored on 28.9 percent of their extra-man opportunities this season. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 83.2 percent of all penalties.
Boasting a .913 save percentage and 27.1 saves per game, Mikko Koskinen (16-14-2) has been the primary goalkeeper for Edmonton this year. If the Oilers choose to give him the night off, however, head coach Dave Tippett may turn to Mike Smith (13-15-15 record, .899 save percentage, 3.00 goals against average).
San Jose has lost 10.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far and is currently 23-31 straight up (SU). Through 54 regular season contests, 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 23 have gone over and just two have pushed. As the visiting team so far, the Sharks are 9-17 SU.
The Sharks have converted on just 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a figure that places them in the bottom-five overall among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked second overall and it’s successfully defended 86.8 percent of all opponent power plays.
Martin Jones (3.25 goals against average and .889 save percentage) has been the primary option in goal for San Jose. Jones is averaging 24.8 saves per game and has 13 wins, 20 losses, and two overtime losses to his credit.
San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Predictions
Prediction: SU Winner – Sharks, O/U – Under
The Oilers are 2-2 in games decided by shootout. The Sharks are 2-1 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the total has gone over in three of their last five outings.
San Jose has managed 25.6 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Edmonton is averaging 31.8 shots per game over its last five home outings.
Over San Jose’s last ten games, eight of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 3-5 in those games).
San Jose skaters recorded 21.5 hits per game last season, while the Oilers logged 26.7 hits per matchup.