San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Feb 05, 2020

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The Edmonton Oilers start a three-game homestand Thursday, in which they will be solid betting favourites for each, as they welcome the division rival Sharks.

San Jose
29-36-4-1
AT
February 06, 2020, 9:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
37-25-7-2
Puckline +1.5 -155
Moneyline +160
Over / Under o +6

16%

Betting Action

84%

Puckline -1.5 +129
Moneyline -185
Over / Under u +6

16%

Betting Action

84%

A total of 12 games on Thursday’s busy NHL schedule and this is the late start at 9:30 p.m.

San Jose has been a staple, for the most part, of the Stanley Cup playoffs since the 1997-98 season but would need a minor miracle to reach the post-season this year. Coach Peter DeBoer was fired in mid-December with his team at 15-16-2 and the Sharks have been slightly worse under interim coach Bob Boughner. He was previously a head coach with the Florida Panthers for two seasons and didn’t lead that franchise to the playoffs in either. Not likely that Boughner, who grew up in Windsor, gets the full-time job.

Sharks vs. Oilers Betting Analysis

This is the third of four meetings between the Sharks and Oilers, with Edmonton also welcoming San Jose on March 27. The teams split two games in San Jose a week apart in November. Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with four points (1G, 3A) in the season series and Leon Draisaitl has three (1G, 2A). Zack Kassian has two goals. Mike Smith lost his start in net and Mikko Koskinen won his. Erik Karlsson (3A), Logan Couture (3A) and Barclay Goodrow (2G, 1A) lead San Jose with three points each. Martin Jones was in net for both and has a 4.00 goals-against average and .849 save percentage.

San Jose is 7-3 in its past 10 in Edmonton and the over/under is 6-3-1 in those.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose has just six wins in the New Year but did upset the Flames 3-1 in Calgary on Tuesday. The Sharks entered tied for the third-fewest road wins in the NHL. Aaron Dell, who grew up near Calgary, was the No. 1 star with 30 saves. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton had two assists to reach 1,500 career points. That’s No. 14 all-time with former Oilers legendary defenceman Paul Coffey next on the list with 1,531, so Thornton isn’t reaching that this year. At age 40, the London, Ontario, native is probably in his final season. Thornton has just two goals in 54 games.

Evander Kane scored his 20th goal of the year Tuesday, reaching that mark a sixth time in his career. The Sharks remain without two of their best forwards in the injured Couture and Tomas Hertl (he’s done for the season). San Jose is 1-5 in its past six road games.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers were shutout for the first time in several weeks Tuesday, falling 3-0 at Arizona – which entered on a five-game losing streak. Antti Raanta was the clear No. 1 star with 30 saves for his 13th career shutout and second this year.

Leon Draisaitl, the NHL’s No. 1 star of last week, had his second 12-game point streak of the season snapped. He still leads the league with 83 points, while McDavid is second with 79. Koskinen allowed the two goals on 26 shots. James Neal missed his third game in a row with a foot injury and is being called day-to-day. He has 19 goals and 10 assists in 50 games. The Oilers are 2-5 in their past seven vs. the Pacific Division.

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