Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks - 2/6/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (23-27-4) at Edmonton Oilers (28-19-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -170 / San Jose Sharks +153 --- Over/Under: 6
The San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers meet Thursday in NHL action at the Rogers Place.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 16 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 20 goals, Erik Karlsson has 32 assists and Brent Burns has 163 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 87.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 61 goals on 685 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 102 goals on 919 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last seven games.
The Edmonton Oilers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 29 goals, Connor McDavid has 50 assists and James Neal has 107 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 82.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Mike Smith has given up 76 goals on 756 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 78 goals on 892 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or less goals in five of their last six games.
The Sharks are 7-3 in their last 10 Thursday games, 2-6 in their last 8 games following a win and 1-5 in their last 6 road games. The Oilers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The under is 10-4 in Sharks last 14 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The Sharks are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Edmonton and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 38-16 in the last 54 meetings. The road team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Edmonton and 15-5-3 in the last 23 meetings.
The Edmonton Oilers are clearly playing the better hockey right now and should be strong favorites on their home ice. The San Jose Sharks still have major defensive issues and are hard to trust on the road. However, the Sharks have won eight of the last 10 meetings against the Oilers and that includes four straight meetings in Edmonton. The Edmonton Oilers have also had issues winning the games they're supposed to win lately, as they've lost seven of their last nine games against losing teams. I'll take a shot with the Sharks and the plus money.