San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/14/2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Rogers Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at -185 and the Oilers at +166.
San Jose has a record of 37-23-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 16-12-6-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 203 goals and given up 189 goals for a point differential of +14. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-32-0 and an over/under record of 27-40-0. Edmonton is 30-34-4 including 16-17-2-0 at home this season. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 193 goals and surrendered 221 for a goal differential of -28. Their record against the spread is 30-38-0 while their over/under record is 32-33-0.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 37-32-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 27-40-0 against the over/under this season
Important Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 30-38-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 32-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/12/18 C Melker Karlsson Lower Body is questionable Wednesday vs Edmonton
02/19/18 RW Joel Ward Shoulder IR (02/08)
01/24/18 C Joe Thornton MCL IR (01/23)
Key Edmonton Oilers Injuries
03/12/18 D Oscar Klefbom Shoulder is OUT Tuesday vs Calgary
Logan Couture has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 27 goals this year with 173 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Brent Burns averages 25.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 10 goals on 280 shots. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Martin Jones has 23 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 1,380 shots against him and he's given up 114 goals. He's made 1,266 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Connor McDavid has scored 84 total points this year for the Oilers. He has 33 goals this season with 233 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 51 assists on the season and averages 21.6 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 22 goals on 160 shots. He has 39 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 25 wins and 26 losses this year in goal for the Oilers. He has 1,662 shots against him and he's surrendered 156 goals. He's made 1,506 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have 83 total points this season, which ranks them 10th in the NHL. They are 15th in the league in goals scored with 203 while they've given up 189 goals, ranking them 24th overall. They have had 218 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the NHL. The Sharks have allowed 192 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, putting them 1st in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.94% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 14th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Oilers are 25th in the NHL with a total of 64 points this year. They have 26 power play goals on 171 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranks them 30th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 207 power play opportunities and have given up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%. That is 31st in the NHL. As a team, the Oilers are 23rd in the league with 193 goals scored while they've given up 221 goals, which is 6th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.37%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 30th in the NHL.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've tried 4,211 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,045 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 13th in Corsi percentage. They are 7th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 3,191 shots while they've given up 2,900 attempts on defense. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the year. That puts them 11th and 23rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,130 face-off wins as opposed to 2,031 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.2%. That is 12th overall in the NHL. On defense San Jose has 1,164 hits and they've blocked 1,145 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 2nd in the league.
The Oilers are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season, which is 26th in the NHL. They have 2,023 face-off wins compared to 2,117 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.9%. That is 22nd in the league. On defense Edmonton has 1,864 hits and they have blocked 1,091 shots from the opposition, which is 4th in the league. Edmonton is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've attempted 4,258 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,006 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.2% ranks 5th as they have 3,182 attempts while they have given up 2,915 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Oilers NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton +166
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton +166
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