San Jose Sharks vs. Edmonton Oilers Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Apr 28, 2022

The Edmonton Oilers will be looking to sweep the season series with a fourth straight win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.

San Jose
32-37-10-3
AT
April 28, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
Rogers Place
Edmonton
49-27-5-1
Puckline +1.5 +111
Moneyline +268
Over / Under o +6.5

15%

Betting Action

85%

Puckline -1.5 -134
Moneyline -326
Over / Under u +6.5

15%

Betting Action

85%

The Edmonton Oilers will look to clinch second place in the Pacific Division when they play host to the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.  Connor McDavid dazzled with a four-point effort in the Oilers’ 5-1 win in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, while the Sharks are set to miss the playoffs for a fourth straight season and are coming off a 5-2 loss against Anaheim.

Edmonton is a -331 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Sharks vs. Oilers NHL Betting Odds

The Oilers are looking to sweep the season series with a fourth straight win over San Jose.  The teams last met earlier this month with McDavid scoring the overtime winner in a 2-1 result.  That game continued a trend that has seen two of three games between the teams this season finish Under the total.

The Sharks are nowhere near the playoffs and come into Thursday with losses in 12 of their last 15 games overall and eight of their last nine on the road.  They’re 41-39 against the spread for the year, including 23-16 ATS on the road.  The total has gone Under in seven of San Jose’s last eight trips to Edmonton.

Home cooking has been good for the Oilers lately as they’ve won 12 of their last 13 games at Rogers Place.  They’re 39-41 ATS this year, with covers in 19 of 39 home dates.  The total has gone Under in seven of Edmonton’s last 10 games.

San Jose Sharks

The game was over quickly for San Jose on Tuesday, as they already trailed 3-0 early in the second period.  Brent Burns and Scott Reedy eventually broke through with goals for the Sharks, but that’s as much offence as the team could muster.  Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 26 of 30 shots faced in net.  It was a disappointing effort two days after the Sharks dealt the Golden Knights’ playoff hopes a serious blow with a 5-4 shootout win in Vegas.  Lack of offence has been a major issue for San Jose this year.  The Sharks rank 28th in the NHL with an average of 2.59 goals per game.  They have the second-best penalty kill percentage in the league, however, boasting an 85.3 per cent success rate.

The last two starts of the season in net will likely be split between Kahkonen and James Reimer, although it’s unclear who will get the nod on Thursday.  Kahkonen has a 14-13-4 record with a 2.89 goals-against average and .911 save percentage split between Minnesota and San Jose.  Reimer is 19-17-9 with a 2.85 GAA and .913 SV.

Edmonton Oilers

McDavid all but has the Art Ross trophy locked up as his one-goal, three-assist performance against Pittsburgh gives the Edmonton superstar 122 points (44G, 78A) on the year, 12 points clear of the next closest player in the NHL, Florida’s Jonathan HuberdeauEvan Bouchard, Evander Kane, Zach Hyman and Zack Kassian also had goals for the Oilers on Tuesday, while Mike Smith stopped 33 of 34 shots faced.  McDavid is closing in on his fourth career NHL scoring title, racking up two goals and 10 assists over his last five games.  Kane is also ending the year hot, scoring six goals over his last four games.  That gives Kane 22 goals in 41 games this season.

Smith is expected to get his final start before the playoffs on Thursday, while Mikko Koskinen will play Friday.  After an injury-riddled start to the season, Smith has won his last nine starts and has taken over the reigns as Edmonton’s No. 1 option in net.  The 40-year-old has a 16-9-2 record this season with a 2.81 GAA and .915 SV.

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