San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 12/18/2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Rogers Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, December 18, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at -176 and the Oilers at +158.
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San Jose has a record of 17-10-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-4-2. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 85 goals and given up 75 goals for a point differential of +10. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-14-0 and an over/under record of 9-21-0. Edmonton is 14-17-2 including 5-10-0 at home this season. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 96 goals and surrendered 107 for a goal differential of -11. Their record against the spread is 13-19-0 while their over/under record is 16-15-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 17-14-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 9-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 13-19-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 16-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
12/17/17 C Logan Couture Arm left last game, is "?" Monday vs Edmonton
12/10/17 RW Barclay Goodrow Lower Body is out indefinitely
12/09/17 LW Mikkel Boedker Undisclosed IR (12/01)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/01/17 D Adam Larsson Upper Body IR (11/30)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Joe Thornton has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 5 goals this year with 50 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 18.2 minutes played per game. Logan Couture averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 15 goals on 78 shots. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Martin Jones has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 619 shots against him and he's given up 53 goals. He's made 566 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Connor McDavid has scored 40 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 12 goals this season with 95 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 21.3 minutes played per game. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 13 goals on 79 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 23 points on the season. Laurent Brossoit has 3 wins and 7 losses this year in goal for the Oilers. He has 334 shots against him and he's surrendered 38 goals. He's made 296 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 38 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 29th in the league in goals scored with 85 while they've given up 75 goals, ranking them 31st overall. They have had 109 power play opportunities and have scored 22 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 12th in the NHL. The Sharks have allowed 103 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, putting them 2nd in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.31% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 6th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 27th in the NHL with a total of 30 points this year. They have 16 power play goals on 93 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranks them 23rd in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. That is 30th in the NHL. As a team, the Oilers are 16th in the league with 96 goals scored while they've given up 107 goals, which is 7th overall. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%. That is 31st in the NHL.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 53.1% as they've tried 1,974 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,743 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.4% as they have 1,441 shots while they've given up 1,255 attempts on defense. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.4% for the year. That puts them 5th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 945 face-off wins as opposed to 903 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.1%. That is 13th overall in the NHL. On defense San Jose has 587 hits and they've blocked 488 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 12th in the league.
The Oilers are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.4% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 1,022 face-off wins compared to 1,025 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 893 hits and they have blocked 493 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. Edmonton is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.8% as they've attempted 2,140 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,835 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.3% ranks 3rd as they have 1,593 attempts while they have given up 1,342 shots on the defensive end.
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