Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks: NHL Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Feb 27, 2018

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Logan Couture is having another solid season. He leads the San Jose Sharks with 25 goals in 59 games.

Edmonton
36-40-5-1
AT
February 27, 2018, 10:30 PM ET
SAP Center at San Jose
San Jose
45-27-7-3
Puckline +1.5 -205
Moneyline +135
Over / Under o +5.5

29%

Betting Action

71%

Puckline -1.5 +170
Moneyline -165
Over / Under u +5.5

29%

Betting Action

71%

The Oilers and Sharks were both active at the trade deadline but they played different roles in the market. Edmonton, despite winning four of its last five games, was a seller on Monday while San Jose picked up a former 30-goal scorer entering his prime years..

Oilers vs. Sharks Betting Analysis

The Oilers’ recent hot streak hasn’t pushed them any higher up the standings in the Western Conference playoff picture. Edmonton is still 15 points out of the eighth spot. The Oilers are 27-35 straight up on the season and 28-34 on the puckline. A $100 bettor would be down $1312 if he or she backed the Oilers to win in each of their games this season. Only Arizona, Ottawa, Buffalo and Montreal have lost more money for their backers this season.

The Sharks enter Tuesday’s tilt riding an ugly three-game losing skid in which they’ve been outscored 13-4. San Jose begins its longest home stand of the season on Tuesday with five more hosting dates to follow the game against Edmonton.

The Oilers have had the Sharks’ number in recent meetings; Edmonton is 7-3 in its last 10 games against San Jose. The Sharks won the last meeting earlier this month 6-4 at the Shark Tank with Joe Pavelski producing a four-point game. Edmonton won 5-3 on its home ice when the two sides met in December. The over is 4-1 in the last five games between the Oilers and Sharks.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton cut bait on looming free agent forward Patrick Maroon and traded him to the New Jersey Devils for a draft pick and prospect. The Oilers acquired Maroon from the Anaheim Ducks at the trade deadline two years ago and he produced 86 points in 154 games as an Oiler.  The Oilers need to jumpstart their power play. They haven’t scored a goal with the man advantage in any of their last 10 games. Veteran forward Mike Cammalleri has five assists in his last two games for Edmonton.

San Jose Sharks

General manager Doug Wilson is hoping he can convince Evander Kane to stick around in San Jose rather than bolt in free agency. The Sharks coughed up a conditional first round draft pick for Kane – a player with a proven talent for lighting the lamp. He has 20 goals in 61 games despite seeing limited time on the power play in Buffalo.

Oilers vs. Sharks Prediction

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