Sharks vs Oilers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/6/2020
Game: San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Sharks (+153) Oilers (-170)
Aaron Dell and the San Jose Sharks (23-27-4, 6th in the Pacific Division) go to Rogers Place on Thursday where they'll meet the Edmonton Oilers (28-19-6, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The Sharks open this matchup at +153 while the Oilers are coming in at -170. The over/under has been set at 6. The Sharks cover 40.4% of the time, having gone 21-31 SU. Edmonton covers 51.0% of the time, going 26-25 straight up.
The San Jose Sharks head into this game holding a record of 23 victories and 27 losses, putting them at 6th in the Pacific Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 137 goals which has them at 13th in the West and 28th in the league. Their goal differential is -40, putting them at 29th in the league. The Sharks have earned a total of 50 pts, which has them at 26th in the league and 13th in the Western Conference. In discussing shots on goal, they have earned a total of 1,570 which has them at 14th in the Western Conference and 26th in the league. As a team, San Jose has racked up a total of 1,157 hits which means they have an average of 21.4 per contest. They have earned a total of 612 blocks for the year. The man looking after the net for San Jose is Aaron Dell from Airdrie, Alberta. He is 30 years old and has played 1,359 mins protecting the net for the season. Dell is conceding an average of 2.74 goals against average which puts him at 11th in the Western Conference and 25th among goalies in the NHL. During this season, he has given up 62 goals. He's earned a save % of .913 which puts him at 13th in the Western Conference.
The San Jose Sharks had a good night with a 3 - 1 victory over the Calgary Flames their last time out. The Sharks were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the win. In this matchup, they scored on 3 out of the 26 shots they put on goal. They also had 1 power play opportunity but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. San Jose ended up with 9 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Sharks sat at 45 and the Corsi against was 49 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 47.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 34 and the Fenwick against sat at 34, which means they earned a rate of 50.0%. They earned 23 face-off wins and lost 25 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 55.6% and they had a PDO of 112.0 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Calgary Flames put up 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 7 minutes in the box and they notched 2 power play opportunities.
The Oilers will be on the other side of the ice and for the year they sit with 28 victories and 19 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they sit 6th in the conference and 16th in the league with +5. They have a total of 168 goals for the year which is good for 5th in the West. Edmonton has a save % as a team of .902 which has them sitting 20th in the league, meaning scoring chances could present themselves. They are shooting 10.6% which puts them at 2nd in the conference. In net for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having a bad year by allowing 3.00 goals per contest and that places him 25th in the West and 47th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,521 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 76 goals. He holds a save percentage of .899, which has him placed 26th in the West and 53rd among goalies in the NHL.
The Edmonton Oilers opposed the Arizona Coyotes in a game where the Oilers ended up losing by a score of 3 - 0. While out there on the ice, Edmonton went home with a 52.4% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 54 and the other team having a Corsi of 49. Their Fenwick rate was 51.4% with a Fenwick of 37 and the Coyotes having earned a 35 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Edmonton had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. They had a PDO at even strength of 90.5 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 57.2%. The Oilers notched 0 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play chances in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Coyotes had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Edmonton gave up 27 shots on goal and the Coyotes ended up with a total of 8 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton (-170) and under the total goals
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