Free NHL Playoffs Prediction: Sharks vs Oilers NHL Betting Odds
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2017 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Quarter Finals Game 1
Date: Wednesday April 12th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Oilers -131
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5 (-115)
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It will be the first playoff game to take place at the Rogers Center in Edmonton, where there is sure to be a lively crowd and a ton of excitement.
Tickets are going for double the price of the season tickets in Edmonton, so expect a packed, loud home barn for the Oil
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The veteran leadership will look to establish their presence in the first game of the series against a relatively inexperienced Oilers’ team.
The Sharks have largely the same group as a season ago, where they made the Cup Finals, so they are accustomed to the playoff pressure and hostile road atmosphere.
Martin Jones will get the start in net on the heels of a strong season. He was the #1 guy last Spring as well, so don’t expect the magnitude to affect him.
Wednesday marks the first time that Connor McDavid will step onto the ice for an NHL playoff game. He’ll look to continue his dominance, after leading the league in regular season scoring with an even 100 points.
The real question for Edmonton will be the secondary scoring. Can Milan Lucic play to the level that made him the most feared playoff player in the league and chip in offensively?
Can Jordan Eberle carry that second-line?
The Oilers’ will need their regular season scoring prowess to continue into this matchup, considering the Sharks ranked just 19th overall in goals for compared to Edmonton’s 8th.
San Jose and Edmonton both had solid goals against per game, each ranking amongst the top-8.
NHL Betting Trends:
- San Jose finished 19th in goals against per game during the regular season at 2.7
- San Jose is 4-9 in the last 13 games, with each four of the wins coming in OT
- San Jose is 20-18-3 on the road this year
- Edmonton won the season series 3-2
- Edmonton enters the playoffs on a 12-2 streak in their last 14 games
- Edmonton is 25-12-4 at home this year
Free San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers Playoff Series Prediction:
Don’t expect the stage to be too big for McDavid, as the cool young star has been under the microscope since he was 14 years old and seems to have ice running through his veins.
What will be crucial is secondary scoring, so look for Lucic to establish himself early in this series. I like the Edmonton win in front of the intense home crowd.
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