Sharks vs. Oilers - 1/14/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (17-23-4) at San Jose Sharks (21-18-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -175 / Edmonton Oilers +158 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNW, CSNCAL
The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks square off late Thursday night at the SAP Center.
The Edmonton Oilers need a nice road win after losing six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 16 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 24 assists and Jordan Eberle has 68 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 78.7 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 61 goals on 664 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 65 goals on 692 shots. Talbot has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 22 assists and Patrick Marleau has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 79 goals on 900 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 25 goals on 246 shots faced. Jones has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Oilers are 12-44 in their last 56 road games and 35-76 in their last 111 overall. The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-9 in their last 12 home games. The Oilers are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose and 8-21 in the last 29 meetings overall.
The Oilers have been fade material on the road all season long, as they've lost 44 of their last 56 games away from home. No thank you. The big chalk isn't great, but the Sharks have to be the play here.