San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Apr 14, 2024

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Edmonton's final home date of the 2023-24 regular season sees the Oilers hosting the lowly San Jose Sharks on Monday night.

San Jose
April 15, 2024, 9:30 PM ET
Rogers Place
Puckline +1.5 +150
Moneyline +400
Over / Under o +6
Puckline -1.5 -200
Moneyline -550
Over / Under u +6

The San Jose Sharks close out their regular season with a trip to Alberta, first facing off with the Edmonton Oilers on Monday night. Any kind of loss for the Sharks would clinch them last place in the NHL. San Jose already has the best odds at getting the number one pick in the upcoming NHL draft. The Oilers have dropped two straight contests which has essentially locked them into second place in the Pacific Division and a first-round playoff matchup with L.A. for the third consecutive year.

Connor McDavid has missed Edmonton’s last three games with a lower-body injury and his status for Monday is unclear. McDavid is sitting at 99 assists on the season, one shy of becoming the fourth player in NHL history to reach 100 in a season.

Puck drop at Rogers Place is at 9:30 p.m. ET with the Oilers a -450 moneylind favourite to win, and +110 odds to cover a -2.5 puckline on the NHL odds. Oddsmakers have set the over-under at 6.0.

Sharks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

These two teams have predictably differed in paths since the Sharks 3-2 victory over Edmonton back on November 9. That loss dropped Edmonton to 2-9-1 on the season but they’ve since skyrocketed up to second place in the Pacific Division with 102 points. And then outside of that stunning win against the Oilers, San Jose’s only won 18 other games this whole season.

The season series is now at 1-1 after a 5-0 Oilers win on December 28 — a much more predictable result. In fact that first Sharks win is their only win in their last 10 meetings with Edmonton. In these teams’ last 10 meetings, the Oilers have outscored the Sharks 45-18. Nine of the last 11 Sharks–Oilers contests played in Edmonton have finished over the total.

San Jose Sharks

It’s been a horrendous season for the Sharks and that makes it hard to find any bright spots. Mikael Granlund’s been the closest thing to one, leading San Jose with 58 points on the season as the only Sharks skater to clear 45 points. Grandlund’s also on an 11-game point streak after registering a pair of assists in a 6-2 loss Saturday to close out San Jose’s time at home.

The Sharks have actually won both of their last two road games and by multiple goals each time. San Jose is still one of two NHL teams (Chicago the other) to have single-digit road victories this season. And since the Sharks can’t get any better odds at getting the NHL’s top draft pick this season, cashing in a few road victories to end the year should serve as motivation.

Edmonton Oilers

Saturday’s home loss to Vancouver puts Edmonton out of control when it comes to their destiny, and also all but assures their destiny will be another playoff rematch with Los Angeles where the Oilers have home ice. Given that, the Oilers are likely to be cautious with re-inserting Connor McDavid into the lineup. McDavid’s one assist shy of the 100-assist mark and while that would be an incredible accomplishment… the risk versus reward might not be there. If McDavid dresses in hopes of reaching that milestone but injures himself to the point where he misses playoff games, Edmonton’s Stanley Cup aspirations will all but disappear.

And it’s not like the Oilers aren’t clearly a superior club to San Jose even without McDavid. So as of Monday morning and without an update, you can use some reasonable logic and determine McDavid won’t play — but the rest of the Oilers big guns will be on the ice.

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