Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks NHL Point Spread Picks 11/19/2019
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+127) Sharks (-140)
SAP Center is the venue where Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (10-10-1, 7th in the Pacific Division) will play the Edmonton Oilers (13-6-3, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Tuesday. The Oilers open this game at +127 while the Sharks are priced at -140. The total is set at 6. The Oilers cover 57.1% of the time, having gone 12-9 SU. San Jose covers 42.1% of the time, going 8-11 straight up.
The Edmonton Oilers head into this game holding a record of 13 victories and 6 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 70 goals which has them at 3rd in the West and 8th in the league. Their goal differential is +10, which puts them at 7th in the league. The Oilers have earned a total of 29 points, which has them at 5th in the league and 2nd in the conference. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 637 which has them at 8th in the West and 18th in the league. As a group, Edmonton has compiled a total of 361 hits which means they have an average of 16.4 per game. They have earned a total of 243 blocks for the year. Looking after the goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith from Kingston, Ontario. He is 37 years old and has played 687 minutes defending the goal this year. Smith is allowing an average of 2.53 GAA which has him ranked 9th among West goalies and 13th in the NHL among goaltenders. During this season, he has allowed 29 goals. He holds a save % of .915 which has him ranked 11th among West goalies.
The Edmonton Oilers will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 4 loss to the Dallas Stars in their previous contest. The Oilers had a solid offensive output in this loss. In their game, they earned a goal on 4 of the 34 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 3 power play chances and netted 1 goal out of those tries. Edmonton racked up a total of 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Oilers sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 39 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 50.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 while the Fenwick against was 35, which means they had a rate of 47.0%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 46.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 91.7 for this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Dallas Stars tallied 36 shots. They ended the game with 6 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
The Sharks will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 10 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 12th in the Western Conference and 25th in the league with -12. They have earned a total of 61 goals for this season which is 8th in the West. San Jose has a team save percentage of .883 which currently has them ranked 29th in the league, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.0% which is good for 6th in the conference. In net for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a rough season by surrendering 3.23 GAA and that has him ranked 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 38th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 965 mins he's played this year, he has allowed 52 goals. His save percentage is .889, which has him sitting 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks faced off against the Detroit Red Wings in a game where the Sharks ended up with the victory by a score of 4 - 3. For this game, San Jose went home with a 46.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 28 while the opposition had a Corsi of 32. They had a Fenwick percentage of 41.5% by earning a Fenwick of 17 and the Red Wings having a 24 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that San Jose had and they looked good in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 97.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 68.4%. The Sharks notched 4 goals out of the 19 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this one and were able to convert 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Red Wings had 3 power play attempts but didn't tally a goal. San Jose gave up 28 shots on goal and the Red Wings earned 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+127)
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