Oilers Lost 6 of 7 Heading into Shark Country
The Edmonton Oilers and the San Jose Sharks meet at SAP Center at San Jose Tuesday night. On paper it looks like a quality NHL matchup and the divisional rivalry history leads to familiarity with each other.
TV: 10:30 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network, Sportsnet West (Edmonton), NBCS California (San Jose)
Line: Sharks -185; O/U: 6 Under -120.
Oilers superstar captain Connor McDavid thought his team had turned the corner following a sizzling 11-game streak. The Oilers finds itself on the seat of its pants with losses in six of the last seven games. The Oilers begin a three-game trek through California tonight.
McDavid opened the scoring 52 seconds into Sunday’s 6-3 setback versus Vegas. He moved one goal shy of 100 for his career.
While Edmonton is spiraling down a mediocre Pacific Division, San Jose entered Monday’s action in first place. They have wins in three of its last four contests.
Captain Joe Pavelski was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week on Monday. It was two days removed from recording his fourth straight multi-point performance in a 4-0 win over St. Louis.
The Oilers are 9-10-1 on the season. Leon Draisaitl is doing all he can to alter Edmonton’s struggling ways. He has has pulled even with McDavid in goals with 12, after scoring five in his last seven outings. That is in addition to setting up four others.
Goaltender Cam Talbot has been waiting on his 100th win with the Oilers for the last five games. He has posted a gaudy 4.63 goals-against average and .845 save percentage during that stretch. The netter had a pair of encounters with San Jose last season and owns a 5-3-2 mark with a 2.68 GAA and .907 save percentage in 10 career meetings.
RW Alex Chiasson has scored in back-to-back contests to push his point streak to three games.
The Sharks are 11-7-3 on the NHL season. Two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson scored his first goal since March 27,as a member of the Ottawa Senators, with a power-play tally at 3:34 of the second period on Saturday.
Karlsson set up Evander Kane just over four minutes later to notch consecutive multi-point performances and extend his assist streak to three games.
San Jose C Logan Couture leads the team’s forwards in assists with 14. He set up three goals for the seventh time in his career on Saturday.
The Sharks have not allowed a power-play goal in their last six games. They are 44-for-46 on the penalty kill in their last 17 overall.
PREDICTION: Sharks 4, Oilers 2
NHL Betting Odds & Trends
|Edmonton is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games|
|Edmonton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games|
|Edmonton is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|Edmonton is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton’s last 7 games when playing San Jose|
|Edmonton is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against San Jose|
|Edmonton is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against San Jose|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton’s last 6 games when playing on the road against San Jose|
San Jose Sharks
|San Jose is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Jose’s last 13 games|
|San Jose is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home|
|San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose’s last 7 games when playing Edmonton|
|San Jose is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Edmonton|
|San Jose is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Edmonton|
|The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose’s last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton|
Edmonton at Anaheim Friday, November 23
San Jose home to Vancouver Friday, November 23
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