Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Oilers vs Sharks Odds
Looking for Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks free hockey plays? NHL betting sees the Oilers taking on the Sharks on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NHL hockey predictions.
29-40-7 (11-22-5 V) Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks 41-26-6 (16-16-3 H)
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Sharks -250
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
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San Jose is right in the middle of a clustered playoff race and will look to pick up some ground when they welcome in the Edmonton Oilers here on Thursday night.
Both teams come in off a loss, one that particularly hurt the Sharks as they had a chance to make up ground on both teams they were chasing.
The Oilers sit in dead last in the Western Conference and once again find themselves stringing together losses.
The Oilers have dropped 2 straight and started their 3 game road trek with a 4-2 loss to Arizona last time out.
While things have been extremely horrendous for the Oilers this year, they can point to the play of Connor McDavid as a reason for bright things ahead of them. McDavid set up both goals in the 4-2 loss to Arizona giving him 7 assists in a 5 game point streak.
McDavid has recorded 30 points in 26 games since returning from injury.
Oilers G Cam Talbot is 0-1-1 with 4 goals against in two starts versus San Jose.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks are chasing both Anaheim and Los Angeles in the standings and failed to grab ground last time out on both teams.
The Sharks fell 1-0 to the St. Louis Blues, putting an end to their 4 game home winning streak. On the season, San Jose has gone 16-16-1-2 at home as they average 2.80 goals per game.
G Martin Jones has dominated as of late, which has been a giant reason for the Sharks making a surge in the playoffs. Jones has gone 10 straight games with allowing 2 goals or less. However, he was the tough luck loser in the 1-0 game against the Blues.
The Sharks have dominated the Oilers in San Jose as of late too. San Jose is 6-0-1 in their last 7 against the Oilers inside SAP Center at San Jose.
G Martin Jones has also dominated the Oilers. Jones has gone 3-1-1 with a 1.56 against Edmonton in his career.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Under is 13-3-1 in EDM last 17 overall.
- EDM are 11-41 in their last 52 vs. Pacific.
- Under is 7-2 in EDM last 9 road games.
- SJ are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Pacific.
- SJ are 9-4 in their last 13 overall.
- SJ are 59-29 in their last 88 Thu. games.
- EDM are 8-23 in the last 31 meetings.
Free Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks NHL Hockey Predictions
The Sharks know what they need to do here.
San Jose failed to pick up points last time out and that ended up being a killer with both teams ahead of them losing.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick:San Jose -1.5
Lay the juice here. While it’s a lot to handle, the Sharks are in a position where they must grab a win and against the lowly Oilers, it’s almost certain.
NHL Free Score Prediction:San Jose 5 – Edmonton 1
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