Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks - Odds and Predictions

Edmonton Oilers (Away)

Head Coach: Dave Tippett{All-Time 566-419-28-123 EDM, ARI/PHX, DAL}

The offensively talented Edmonton Oilers look to bounce back from their last loss by starting their road trip on a positive note.

That would mean snapping San Jose’s winning streak – a team that already beat them just one week ago.

Offense

In 22 games played, Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid have combined to score 83 points.

The Oilers have the ninth-most goals scored in the NHL with a team-combined 60.

They also sit ninth in the league when it comes to shooting percentage – registering a 10.4 percent.

They have the fourth-most power-play goals and an overall power-play percentage of 31.82 percent – the absolute best in the league at the time of writing.

Their big struggle heading into their game with San Jose comes in the face-off circle where the Oilers have only a 48 percent win rate, giving them the 28th-worst faceoff percentage in the NHL.

Defense

The Oilers have remained relatively solid defensively despite suffering some injuries.

They have the sixth-best average goals allowed per game and have the league’s third-best penalty kill at 87.7 percent.

However, the team does allow quite a few shots against. They have allowed the ninth-most shots against this season in the entire league and average an allowance of over 30 per game.

Goaltending

It is expected that the 6 feet, 5-inch tall goaltender Mike Smith will get the start in the crease for the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night against the Sharks.

Smith has a season record of 6-5-1 with a goals-against-average of 2.53 and a .915 save percentage.

He has one shutout the year.

1
DraftKings
  • tick markAvailable in most states
  • tick mark$10 welcome bonus

San Jose Sharks (Home)

Head Coach: Peter DeBoer{All-Time 410-323-110 SJ, NJD, FLA}

The San Jose Sharks have been lighting it up as of late, winning six games in a row.

They are amidst a homestand and have a winning record of 7-4-0 in the SAP Center.

They already have a win over the Oilers as part of the six-game streak and look to make them their seventh victim in a row on home ice.

Offense

Simply put, the San Jose Sharks have really started to turn this around during this winning streak.

They have moved within the top-15 for goals scored with 61 – 15 of those goals coming on their power play which now ranks 12th in the league.

Their shooting percentage has also moved up drastically to the 14th-best at an even 10 percent.

They also sit 12th in faceoff percentage, having a win percentage of just over 50 percent.

Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture have also both moved into the top-20 in the league scoring with 21 points apiece.

Defense

The San Jose Sharks boast two of the best defensemen in the league in Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns and the Sharks do have respectable numbers.

They allow the sixth-fewest shots against per game on average and have the league’s best penalty kill at 90.9 percent.

That’s lucky for them, however, as they also average the second-most penalty minutes per game and they’ll be going up against the league’s best power-play unit.

Their goaltending has also been their biggest defensive weakness this season.

Although they allow so few shots, the Sharks have also allowed the third-most goals against this season.

They average an allowance of 3.48 goals against per game.

Goaltending

Goaltender Martin Jones is the expected starter for the San Jose Sharks.

Jones has gone 8-7-1 this season with a goals-against-average of 3.23 and a .889 save percentage.

These two teams last faced off only one week ago on November 12.

The San Jose Sharks came out victorious, pulling off the upset win with a final score of 6-3 over the Oilers.

What’s at Stake?

The Sharks momentum is at stake in this one.

The team struggled early this season, hanging out in the league’s basement.

But after losing four straight games, the Sharks are now riding a six-game winning streak that already includes one win over the Edmonton Oilers.

Should they beat Edmonton again, it could prove that the tides have turned for San Jose and that their climb to the top of the rankings could be imminent.

Questions to Answer

Is this a turning point in the season or just a fluke stretch of games for the Sharks?

They have the talent to be at the top but have struggled to show it.

Can they make it seven victories in a row?

Essentially the wildcard for San Jose, can goaltender Martin Jones stand up to the offensive juggernaut that is the Edmonton Oilers’ first line?

Can the Oilers shake off their last loss and start their road trip off on a positive note with a win over the surging San Jose team?

1
DraftKings
  • tick markAvailable in most states
  • tick mark$10 welcome bonus
2
FanDuel
  • tick markAvailable in most states
  • tick mark$5 welcome bonus

Edmonton Oilers Injury Report

D Adam Larsson – DL (lower-leg)

D Brandon Manning – DL (hand)

F Alex Chiasson – day-to-day (illness)

D Ryan Mantha – IR/NR (eye)

San Jose Sharks Injury Report

D Dalton Prout – day-to-day (upper-body)

Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks – Game Odds

The odds for this match between the Oilers and the Sharks are provided by  bet365 NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and 888Sport NJ.

Good luck!

Money Line

SportsbookOilersSharks
bet365 NJ+120-140
DraftKings+125-148
888Sport NJ+160-180

More NHL Predictions & Odds

Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
Montreal Canadiens vs New York Rangers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes
Two of the Eastern Conference’s best left-wingers square off as Tomas Tatar of the Montreal Canadiens battles Artemi Panarin of the New York Rangers.
News iconDecember 6
Author iconDerek Blake
Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens - Odds and Predictions
Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens - Odds and Predictions
Check out the latest odds, predictions, and betting lines as the Montreal Canadiens host the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre Thursday night.
News iconDecember 5
Author iconRyan Bristlon
Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins: Predictions and Odds
Chicago Blackhawks vs Boston Bruins: Predictions and Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks are on the road Thursday night and take on the league’s best Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. The puck drops at 7PM EST …
News iconDecember 5
Author iconRyan Bristlon