San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers - 4/28/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers - 4/28/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers (47-27-6) vs San Jose Sharks (32-36-12)

Game Info: Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Rogers Place)

Betting Odds: Edmonton Oilers -370 / San Jose Sharks +278 --- Over/Under: 7.5 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 32-36-12. Through 80 games, the Sharks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 210 times, good for a rank of 28th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, San Jose is the 21st-ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.16 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 24th-ranked team in the NHL.

The Edmonton Oilers get set to host the San Jose Sharks with an overall record of 47-27-6. This mark places them 2nd in the Pacific division. Through 80 games, the Oilers have scored 282 goals, giving them an average of 3.48. This output gives them a rank of 7th among NHL teams.On defense, Edmonton is the 17th ranked unit, giving up 3.06 goals per contest. So far, the Oilers have played the 16th 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 11th in the NHL.

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Through 75 games, the San Jose Sharks goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 76 points. He has reached his mark of 35 goals, on a shooting percentage of 11.0%. So far, 34.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 34 assists to go along with his 30 goals. However, when on the ice, the Sharks are -9.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.85 goals per game. In his 47 games played, he has turned in 30 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 80 games, Edmonton's leading goal scorer is Leon Draisaitl. With his 55 goals and 54 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 109. On the season, he is turning 20.0% 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 80 games, he has come up with 44 goals on a shooting percentage of 14.1%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +27. Edmonton's top goalie is Mikko Koskinen, who is giving up an average of 3.12 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 42 percent of the time.

Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 33-46-1. When playing on the road, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 17-22. On the season, 45.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. In Edmonton's 80 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-38-1. So far, taking the over when the Oilers are playing at home, has been a good bet with an over-under record of 24-15. On the season 65.0% of Edmonton's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from the Oilers. I see the over-under line at 7,5 goals, being way too high for a game involving the 31st ranked scoring unit in San Jose. I recommend taking the under.

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