Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 4/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (-175) Sharks (+145)
The Edmonton Oilers (40-25-5) are on their way to SAP Center on Tuesday where they will play the San Jose Sharks (29-31-8). The odds on this game have the Oilers at -175 while the Sharks are coming in at +145. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-1 victory over the Ducks in their last game. Edmonton amassed 6 mins in the box for this matchup. The Oilers played really well in this win. They also had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 1 goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 6 of the 46 shots they put on goal.
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The Oilers have had 2,233 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .899. When at even strength, the Oilers have allowed 176 goals while scoring 191 themselves. Edmonton Oilers opponents have totaled 216 power play tries (5th in hockey) and have a total of 49 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have tallied 85 points and their points % is .607. Edmonton has taken 2,372 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.3%. Regarding scoring goals, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 245 goals (5th in the NHL) on the season and have surrendered 225. Edmonton steps onto the ice with 206 power play chances and they have notched 54 goals out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 26.21%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Mike Smith. Smith has been in goal for 663 games during his pro hockey career. He has a mark of 292-263-78 and he was named the starter in 620 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,711 goals versus Smith in his professional hockey career and his goals against average is 2.71. Smith has seen 19,348 shots against him and has recorded 17,637 total saves. His save percentage is at .912 for his 37,840 mins played. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Smith has tallied 328 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .529.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose played the Stars in a matchup where the Sharks took the loss by a final of 5-4. They had 1 power play opportunity in this game but were not able to net one. The Sharks recorded 4 goals of the 28 shots on goal they attempted.
On the campaign, the San Jose Sharks have earned a total of 179 goals, 66 points, as well as a points percentage of .485. They have permitted 216 goals to be scored by of a combination of 189 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they were shorthanded. The Sharks have earned 144 goals at even strength and 35 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 185 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.92%. San Jose has put up 1,984 shots (30th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.02%, while allowing the other team 2,172 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.92% on their opponents 179 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 90.1%.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see James Reimer in the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.79 goals per contest and he has yielded 1,076 goals in total. Reimer's rate of quality starts comes out to 52.3% and he has qualified for 204 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He has been a starter 390 games and has played 23,161 mins. Reimer holds a lifetime record of 191-146-49 and has participated in 426 games. He is sitting with 11,340 stops out of the 12,416 shots tried, giving him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take San Jose (+145)
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