The week brings together two Pacific Division teams at Rogers Place. Edmonton hosts San Jose in their fourth and final meeting of the season. It’s a lopsided series with Edmonton taking all three wins from February to April. Nonetheless, the San Jose Sharks get momentum going with three wins in five games.
Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming matchup between the San Jose Sharks and the Edmonton Oilers. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds at our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.
Sharks vs. Oilers Game Information
- When: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- TV: SN1, NBCSCA
- Radio: KUFX 98.5 FM (Sharks) // 630 CHED (Oilers)
- Live Stream: NHL Live
- NHL Betting Odds: Sharks (+255) / Oilers (-303)
Why Bet on the San Jose Sharks?
San Jose is in sixth place in the Pacific Division with an overall record of 32-36-12. The team lags behind in scoring and only found the net 210 times and 28th best in the NHL. Defensively, the Sharks do better as the 21st-ranked team and limit opponents to 3.16 goals per game. The team has a strength schedule rating of eighth in the league. When looking closely at the opponent-adjusted scoring margin, the visitors arrive at Rogers Place as the 24th-ranked team in the NFL.
Timo Meier leads the Sharks’ goal and overall scoring after 75 games. The 25-year-old winger scored 76 points and reached his mark of 35 goals on 11.0% shooting. So far, he shines during power play windows where he hit 34.0% of his goals. The second-best player on the team is Tomas Hertl, who recorded 34 assists and 30 goals. However, the Sharks have work to do with a -9.0 scoring differential.
The Sharks put James Reimer as their first-choice and top goalie. The 34-year-old veteran gives up 2.85 goals per game and a quality start percentage above the league average in 30 quality starts.
Why Bet on the Edmonton Oilers?
The Oilers have an overall record of 47-27-6 coming into the game. This brings the team to second place in the Pacific Division and a tighter grip on a playoff position. Edmonton scored 282 goals in 80 games, leaving the team’s average at 3.48 goals per game. This output is enough for a seventh-best finish in the league. Defensively, the Oilers start falling back to 17th place in the NHL, allowing 3.06 goals per game. It’s worth noting that the Oilers have an easier schedule versus the Sharks. They rank 11th in the league when considering their scoring margin relative to the competition.
Edmonton finished 80 games and has two games left on the calendar. Leon Draisaitl leads the scoreboard with 55 goals and 54 assists. He converts 20.0% of his attempts into goals. Meanwhile, he complements the strength of Connor McDavid, who leads the team in points. McDavid recorded 44 goals on a 14.1$ shooting percentage. His offensive making on ice drove a plus-minus rating of +27.
Protecting the goal is Edmonton’s top goalie Mikko Koskinen. He allows an average of 3.12 goals per game in 43 games. Additionally, he staged quality starts 42% of the time.
Sharks vs. Oilers Betting Trends
- The Sharks are 6-4 in the last ten games against the Oilers.
- The Sharks are 6-4 in the last ten home games against the Oilers.
- The totals went under in two of San Jose’s last five games.
- The Oilers are 4-1 in the last five games at Rogers Place.
- The Oilers allowed two goals or less in two of their last five home games.
- The totals went over in three of the Oilers’ last five road games.
Sharks vs. Oilers Expert Betting Predictions
The Sharks have some work to do with an over-under record of 33-46-1. They have a tough time hitting over on the road, going 17-22 on the season. A total of 45.0% of San Jose’s games reached six goals or more, with only 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks.
In contrast, Edmonton hit over in more than half of their games at 41-38-1. So far, going for the over pick when the Oilers are in familiar territory. They have an over-under record of 24-15 coming into the game. The 2022 season has been good to the Oilers where 65.0% of their games have gone for at least six goals or more, with 54.0% of the scoring coming from Jay Woodcroft’s lineup.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.