Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks - 3/14/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (37-23-9) at Edmonton Oilers (30-35-4)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +105 / San Jose Sharks -133 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNCAL, SNO
The San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers meet Wednesday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The San Jose Sharks look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last 10 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 27 goals, Brent Burns has 43 assists and Joe Pavelski has 191 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 61 goals on 708 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 114 goals on 1,380 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or less goals in 10 of their last 12 games.
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The Edmonton Oilers could use a bounce back victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 15.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 33 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 39 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 156 goals on 1,662 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed one goal in each of their last three games.
The Sharks are 35-17 in their last 52 vs. a team with a losing record and 11-2 in their last 13 vs. Pacific. The Oilers are 26-67 in their last 93 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 34-16 in their last 50 vs. Pacific. The Sharks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton, the home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Both of these teams have been so hit or miss the last couple of weeks that it's hard to get a good feel for either side. However, the San Jose Sharks are catching the Oilers on the end of a back to back, and they've had their best results this season against below average teams. The Sharks also still have stuff to play for regards to playoff position, while the Oilers are counting the days until the offseason. I'll lay the juice with the better team.