San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers 4/12/2017 Free Game 1 NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 4/11/2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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The San Jose Sharks head to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Game 1 of their 1st round series. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +119 and the Oilers at -131.
San Jose comes into this matchup having played 82 games. They have an overall record of 46-29-7 and on the road they have a record of 20-18-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 221 goals and given up 201 goals for a point differential of +20. The Sharks have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 44-36 and an over/under record of 22-37-23. Edmonton shows up with a record of 47-26-9 including 25-12-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 247 goals and surrendered 212 for a goal differential of +35. The Oilers have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 42-35 while their over/under record sits at 32-42-8.
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Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 44-36 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 22-37-23 against the over/under
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 42-35 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 32-42-8 against the over/under
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
04/10/17 C Joe Thornton Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Edmonton
03/30/17 C Logan Couture Mouth out indefinitely
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/21/16 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
03/25/17 RW Tyler Pitlick Knee out for season
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 29 goals this season with 233 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 39 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 24.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 29 goals on 320 shots. He has 47 assists giving him a total of 76 points on the season. Martin Jones has 35 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,725 shots against him and has given up 152 goals. He has made 1,573 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has accumulated 100 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 30 goals this season with 251 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 70 assists on the season and averages 21.1 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 29 goals on 172 shots. He has 48 assists giving him a total of 77 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 42 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 2,117 shots against him and has given up 171 goals. He has made 1,946 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 99 total points this season. They have scored 221 goals while giving up 201 goals. They have had 246 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Sharks have allowed 212 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.01% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers have a total of 103 points on the season. They have 56 power play goals on 245 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 223 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 247 goals scored while they've given up 212 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.70%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've attempted 4,700 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,613 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52% as they have 3,529 attempts while they've given up 3,259 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the season. They have 2,293 face off wins compared to 2,472 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.1%. On defense San Jose has 1,536 hits and they've blocked 1,354 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 4,704 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,623 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.3% as they have 3,504 shots while they've given up 3,329 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 51.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47% as they've compiled 2,302 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,592 face off losses. On defense Edmonton has blocked 1,294 shot attempts and they have 2,073 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Oilers NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton -131
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