San Jose Sharks vs Edmonton Oilers 2/14/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Edmonton Oilers and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last six games.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 27.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 33 goals, Connor McDavid has 40 assists and Darnell Nurse has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 80 goals on 800 shots faced, and Stuart Skinner has allowed 32 goals on 347 shots.

The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 22 goals, Timo Meier has 26 assists and Brent Burns has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Adin Hill has allowed 61 goals on 619 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 66 goals on 781 shots.

The Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 17-8 in their last 25 vs. Western Conference. The Sharks are 1-10 in their last 11 games as an underdog and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Oilers last 5 overall. The under is 9-3 in Sharks last 12 overall. The Oilers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers are playing some of their best hockey of the season over their last two weeks, and they have a clear edge on the offensive side here. The San Jose Sharks are riding the struggle bus over the last week, and they’ve had zero recent success in the underdog role. This price is more than reasonable. I have to side with the Oilers.

Author: Lucy Green