San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Edgar Chaput | Updated Mar 20, 2023

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The Edmonton Oilers return home after a successful weekend trip to host the floundering San Jose Sharks on Monday night in the NHL.

San Jose
March 20, 2023, 9:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Puckline +1.5 +133
Moneyline +288
Over / Under o +7


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Puckline -1.5 -159
Moneyline -352
Over / Under u +7


Betting Action


The Albertan side took care of business in Seattle over the weekend. As for San Jose, they stayed to their nature and lost yet another home game.

Edmonton is heavily favoured tonight as they sit at -355 on the moneyline (-153 on the puckline) on the NHL odds. The total is evaluated at 7 goals.

Sharks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

San Jose-Edmonton meetups have been bunched up together very late in the season. Including Monday night, the sides will clash three times by April 13. The only other meeting this season was in January when the Oilers sunk the Sharks 7-1 in California.

David Quinn’s ensemble has suffered defeat in six straight contests. At the very least they collected a point in two of them courtesy of overtime defeats to the Blue Jackets and Kraken. James Reimer seems to be ever so slightly the better choice in net judging by the final scores in recent weeks, but both he and Kaapo Kahkonen consistently cough up quite a bit. A total of 7 is pretty high, but the over still feels tempting.

The defeat over a week ago in Toronto, while disappointing, looks like but a small bump on the road. Edmonton has looked very good for a couple of weeks now, winning five of their last six contests, and scoring plenty of goals in the process. In fact, they’re back to threatening for the Pacific Division lead, although they still trail by six points.

San Jose Sharks

When one pays close attention to the stats of any standings page, something stands out regarding the San Jose Sharks. Apart from the fact they only have 52 points and are already eliminated from the playoff contention, their home record is 6-20-10. Consider that the third figure is overtime defeats. It’s still a loss. San Jose has won SIX of 36 games played at the Shark Tank this season. Words cannot express.

It was business as usual on Saturday when the New York Islanders were in town, by which we mean the Sharks were flat, committed plenty of turnovers, and offered more than a few brilliant scoring opportunities for the visitors. Kevin Leblanc (12th) opened the tally to get the home crowd excited, but that was all she wrote. The Isles netted the next four, starting with Jean-Gabriel Pageau (12th) on a great shorthanded effort. It’s sad, but there simply isn’t much to say about this team. They’re not very good overall and spectacularly awful when playing at home. It showed on Saturday. San Jose loses meekly, 4-1.

Edmonton Oilers

Saturday was a big game for both the visiting Oilers and host Kraken. Both still have a shot at the division title, to say nothing of the jostling between the two of them for the best seeding.

If this contest was anything to go by, Edmonton is finding its stride at the right time whereas the Kraken is fading, with its weaknesses really starting to show. It’s been no secret, even when Seattle was on a roll, that goaltending was an issue. Knowing that, playing Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and company was always going to be risky business. Lo and behold, neither of those two torched Seattle. It was the public’s reminder that Evander Kane is still a pretty talented player. He notched a hat trick (11th, 12th, and 13th), one goal in each period, that went a long way to helping Edmonton win 6-4. Seattle’s offence is nothing to sneeze at, and they fought back as best they could, but the Oilers were always one step ahead, padding one-goal leads to two almost every time.

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