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San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers - 1/8/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks
Date & Time Tuesday January 8, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
SAP Center
San Jose, California
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +175 / San Jose Sharks -220 -- Over/Under: 6
TV Channel
RSNW, NSCA
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The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a nice road victory after losing seven of their last nine games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 21 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 24 goals, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 24 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 112 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 78.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 67 goals on 664 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 53 goals on 624 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed four or more goals in nine of their last 12 games.

The San Jose Sharks look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 25 goals, Brent Burns has 40 assists and Logan Couture has 105 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 40 goals on 362 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 87 goals on 846 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last nine games.

The Oilers are 22-53 in their last 75 Tuesday games, 1-5 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The Sharks are 11-5 in their last 16 home games, 38-17 in their last 55 Tuesday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-0-2 in Sharks last 6 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Oilers last 4 road games. 

The Edmonton Oilers are in one of those slumps where they can't get anything going and are getting rocked on the defensive end especially. The San Jose Sharks are enjoying their best stretch of hockey at this moment and have been winning at  high percentage at home. The Sharks also just lit the Oilers up for seven goals about a week ago on the road. The Sharks have also won four of the last five meetings against the Oilers overall. The price isn't ideal, but this is a game the Sharks should cruise, even if they're on the end of a back to back.

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -220

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