San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers
|Date & Time||Saturday February 9, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: San Jose Sharks -152 / Edmonton Oilers +125 -- Over/Under: 6.5
The San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The San Jose Sharks look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 29 goals, Brent Burns has 50 assists and Logan Couture has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 47 goals on 432 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 116 goals on 1,143 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 12 games.
The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 32 goals, Connor McDavid has 49 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 142 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 90 goals on 857 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 77 goals on 822 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in 10 of their last 14 games.
The Sharks are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 9-4 in their last 13 road games and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The Oilers are 11-27 in their last 38 games as a home underdog, 1-4 in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-6 in their last 7 overall. The over is 5-1 in Sharks last 6 road games. The over is 8-2-1 in Oilers last 11 home games. The Sharks are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 35-16 in the last 51 meetings.
The San Jose Sharks have been lighting it up offensively during this impressive winning stretch, and they should be able to keep it up against an Edmonton Oilers team that's simply not very good at the moment. To make matters worse, the Sharks have scored a combined 17 goals in the three meetings this season against the Oilers and have scored four or more goals in five of the last six meetings overall. Look for history to repeat itself, as the Sharks get another comfortable road victory.