San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/10/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Edmonton Oilers (23-26-4) at San Jose Sharks (28-18-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Edmonton Oilers need a feel good win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 22 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 32 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 71.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 116 goals on 1,184 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
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The San Jose Sharks need a victory here after losing six of their last eight games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 38 assists and Joe Thornton has 75 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 50 goals on 617 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 89 goals on 1,006 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The Oilers are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 24-66 in their last 90 games playing on 0 days rest. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The Oilers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Oilers have had the upperhand over the Sharks in past meetings and are catching San Jose playing some bad hockey. However, it's only a matter of time before the San Jose Sharks turn things around, and the Edmonton Oilers haven't had the best time when playing on the end of a back to back. This feels like a game where the Sharks can find early success offensively and get a much needed win on their home ice.