Sharks vs. Oilers - 3/24/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (29-40-7) at San Jose Sharks (41-26-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks square off late Thursday night at the SAP Center.
The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.7 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 23 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.6 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 122 goals on 1,507 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 13 goals on 110 shots. Talbot has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.2 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 34 goals, Brent Burns has 39 assists and Joel Ward has 126 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 130 goals on 1,615 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 33 goals on 285 shots. Jones has allowed four goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 18-54 in their last 72 road games and 47-96 in their last 143 overall. The Sharks are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 59-29 in their last 88 Thursday games. The Oilers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and 8-23 in the last 31 meetings overall.
The Oilers are just one of those teams that's waiting for the season to come to an end. Meanwhile, the Sharks have been making their strong playoff push for a while now and have won 23 of the last 31 matchups against Edmonton. The home team wins this game rather easily.