Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks - 4/5/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (29-31-8) vs Edmonton Oilers (40-25-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +140 / Edmonton Oilers -175 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Jose Sharks host the Edmonton Oilers in Tuesday NHL Action.

The Edmonton Oilers come into this road contest with an overall record of 40-25-5. Through 70 games, the Oilers are 3rd in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 249 times, good for a rank of 5th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Edmonton is the 22nd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.21 goals per game. So far, the Oilers have a strength of schedule rating of 24th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 13th ranked team in the NHL.

The San Jose Sharks get set to host the Edmonton Oilers with an overall record of 29-31-8. This mark places them 7th in the Pacific division. Through 68 games, the Sharks have scored 181 goals, giving them an average of 2.63. This output gives them a rank of 28th among NHL teams. On defense, San Jose is the 19th ranked unit, giving up 3.18 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 8th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account San Jose's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 24th in the NHL.

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Through 70 games, the Edmonton Oilers' leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 51 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 101. On the season, he is turning 20.3% 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 70 games, he has come up with 40 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.4%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 21. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.1 goals per game.

Through 63 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 67 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.8%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 31 assists to go along with his 26 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -2.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.77 goals per game. In his 41 games played, he has turned in 26 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Heading into this game, the Edmonton Oilers will be looking for their 5th straight win and have an excellent opportunity to do so vs. a struggling San Jose squad. Over the Sharks' last 5 games, they just 14 goals, accounting for 41% of the total scoring. During this same stretch, the Oilers have found the net 27 times. Look for Edmonton's offense to be too much for San Jose to handle, in an easy win for the Oilers.

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