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(1-1-0) Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks (1-1-0)
2017 NHL Playoffs: Western Conference Quarter Finals Game 3
Date: Sunday April 16th
Time: 10:00 PM
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -130
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NHL Betting Total: 5
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With the series tied up heading back to California, the Sharks will be favored at home for game 3. That being said, the Edmonton Oilers have the momentum after a 2-0 shutout in game 2.
A big shutout from Cam Talbot in game 2 helped his Oilers split the series going back to San Jose. Connor McDavid was a standout, which is a common thing these days, scoring a short-handed goal to ice the game in the 3rd.
Zack Kassian also had a strong game, playing a physical game and laying some big hits while chipping in a breakaway short-handed goal of his own.
The Oilers have a number of players that are tailor made for playoff hockey, with the like of Kassian, Darnell Nurse, Milan Lucic, Patrick Maroon and Eric Gryba all playing a gritty physical game.
San Jose Sharks
After a tough 2-0 loss in Edmonton in game 2, the Sharks will look to regain the control of the series after winning the first one on the road.
Melker Karlsson was the game 1 hero, netting the winner in overtime with an excellent snapshot.
Joe Thornton is questionable again to play in this one, as he has yet to appear in the series thus far with an undisclosed injury. The veterans, such as Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski, will need to step up if he is out again.
Martin Jones did his best to keep his team in game 2, stopping 34 of 36 shots faced, but allowing two short-handed goals on defensive breakdowns. He has outperformed his regular season .912 SV% thus far in the playoffs.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Edmonton is 22-14-5 on the road this season
- Edmonton are 13-3 in their last 16 games overall
- The over is 3-1-4 in Edmonton’s last 8 games
- San Jose is 21-19-3 at home this season
- The under is 25-10-9 in San Jose’s last 44 home games
- Over is 7-2-1 in the these two teams last 10 meetings
Free Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Game 3 NHL Playoff Prediction:
The Oilers won a crucial game 2 to even the series heading back to San Jose, which will be a tough place to win considering the Sharks were excellent on home ice last post-season en route to a Cup Finals.
The Sharks were outplayed in game 2, but expect the energy to be up and the home team to come out flying looking to take the series lead.
4* Free NHL Game 3 Betting Pick: San Jose Moneyline -130
I like the veteran Sharks to win game 3 at home.
NHL Free Score Prediction: San Jose 3 – Edmonton 2
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