Oilers vs. Sharks - 3/8/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (35-23-6) at Edmonton Oilers (26-35-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +135 / San Jose Sharks -163 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, RSNW
The San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers square off Tuesday night at the Rexall Place.
The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 22.1 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 29 goals, Brent Burns has 34 assists and Patrick Marleau has 162 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 121 goals on 1,456 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 107 goals on 1,328 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed two goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 6-1 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 18-68 in their last 86 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Edmonton and 22-8 in the last 30 meetings overall.
The Sharks are coming off a game Monday, but they've been on fire recently and have downright owned the Oilers with wins in 22 of their last 30 meetings. Not sure how you bet against San Jose in this spot, even if the line is a little pricey.