Oilers vs. Sharks Game 3 Pick
Will the San Jose Sharks manage at win at home in Game 3 of their series with the Edmonton Oilers when the two meet tonight at 10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Sharks are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -135 to win. The Oilers are getting a money line of +115 to prevail, while the over/under total for the game is listed at 5 goals.
The Oilers picked up a 2-0 win over the Sharks in Game 2 to even the series at 1-1. The Oilers are now 4-1 in their last five games with the Sharks. Edmonton is now 48-26-10 overall and 22-14-5 on the road. San Jose is 47-30-7 overall and 26-11-4 at home.
After blowing a 2-0 lead in Game 1, the Oilers bounced back in a big way in Game 2. Edmonton had a 36-16 edge in shots in Game 2, as well as a 41-21 edge in hits and a 16-5 edge in takeaways. Cam Talbot had an easy night in net, stopping 16 shots for the shutout. Zack Kassian and Connor McDavid scored the goals for the Oilers in the victory.
Something woke up inside the Oilers in Game 2 and it may change the complexion of the series. Edmonton has won four of its last five against San Jose now. Three of the wins have been by multiple goals and featured a huge discrepancy of shots. San Jose should be on its heels right now and their attack may not be able to answer what the Oilers are going to bring to the ice right now. Edmonton has the better breakout players and that will be the difference tonight.
NHL PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: EDMONTON OILERS +115