San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers - 3/24/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Edmonton Oilers (35-24-5) vs San Jose Sharks (28-27-8)
Game Info: Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)
Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -270 / San Jose Sharks +212 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Edmonton Oilers host the San Jose Sharks in Thursday NHL Action.
The San Jose Sharks come into this road contest with an overall record of 28-27-8. Through 63 games, the Sharks are 7th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 167 times, good for a rank of 25th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 18th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.11 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have a strength of schedule rating of 8th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 23rd ranked team in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 35-24-5. This mark places them 3rd in the Pacific division. Through 64 games, the Oilers have scored 217 goals, giving them an average of 3.34. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams. On defense, Edmonton is the 21st ranked unit, giving up 3.19 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 21st toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Edmonton's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 14th in the NHL.
Through 58 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier with 60 points. He has reached his mark of 27 goals, on a shooting percentage of 10.9%. So far, 41.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 25 assists to go along with his 25 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -3.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.81 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 24 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Through 64 games, Edmonton's leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 42 goals and 46 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 88. On the season, he is turning 19.8% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Oilers have benefited from the strong play of Connor McDavid, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Edmonton's 64 games, he has come up with 35 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.3%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +17. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.07 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 40 percent of the time.
Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 25-37-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 11-19. On the season, 41.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 46.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. In Edmonton's 64 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 32-31-1. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 18-13. On the season, 64.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 53.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. Look for this to be a high-scoring game easily surpassing the over-under line of 6 goals.
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