Oilers vs Sharks Betting Odds, Trends, & Free Pick [Game 6]

Edmonton (3-2) at San Jose (2-3)
When: Saturday, April 22nd 2017
Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Time: 10:35 ET | TV: NBC Sports Network

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The San Jose Sharks will look to force a Game 7 against the Edmonton Oilers when they host Game 6 on Saturday night at SAP Center in San Jose. The Sharks looked in control of Thursday’s Game 5, but played prevent defense in the the third period and allowed the Oilers to send the game to overtime and never really threatened to score in the extra time as the Oilers took a 3-2 series lead. San Jose, which won the previous game 7-0, scored three straight goals after the Oilers took a 1-0 lead, but couldn’t hold on. Mikkel Boedker, who was a healthy scratch for Games 3 and 4, scored midway through the first period to forge a 1-1 tie and set up defenseman David Schlemko’s goal 8:38 into the second as San Jose took a 3-1 lead. After a franchise record-setting performance in Game 4 (4-for-8), the Sharks received only one power-play opportunity in Game 5 and failed to cash in, dropping to eighth among the 16 playoff teams (5-for-23, 21.7%). Forward Patrick Marleau scored his 67th career postseason goal in Game 5, moving past Joe Nieuwendyk for 18th place on the all-time list while climbing within one of the legendary Gordie Howe.


David Desharnais saw limited ice time throughout the pivotal Game 5, but made the most of it late in the contest. After setting up defenseman Oscar Klefbom’s tying goal with 2:46 remaining in the third period, Desharnais gave the Oilers a 3-2 series lead at 18:15 of overtime with his fourth career playoff goal. Desharnais, who was acquired from Montreal on February 28th, saw only 13 minutes, 19 seconds of ice time in Game 5 – the third-lowest amount among Edmonton forwards. Kris Russell entered Game 5 with a league-leading 22 blocked shots this postseason but failed to record one in the victory. Russell, who topped the NHL during the regular season with 213 blocks, was overtaken for first place in the playoffs by San Jose’s Justin Braun (26). Forward Leon Draisaitl, who avoided a suspension for a spearing infraction in the previous game, recorded a pair of assists in Game 5 for his first two career playoff points and went a remarkable 15-4 on faceoffs.

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I expect San Jose to come out much like they did throughout Game 4 and most of Game 5. This is the type of series that should go seven games and I expect it will.

Pick: Sharks -140


  • Oilers are 15-4 in their last 19 overall.
  • Oilers are 20-7 in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Oilers are 10-4 in their last 14 games following a win.
  • Oilers are 5-2 in their last 7 Conference Quarterfinals games.
  • Oilers are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. Western Conference.
  • Oilers are 106-222 in their last 328 vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Oilers are 95-201 in their last 296 road games.
  • Oilers are 36-77 in their last 113 Saturday games.
  • Oilers are 60-131 in their last 191 vs. Pacific.
  • Oilers are 27-88 in their last 115 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
San Jose
  • Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
  • Sharks are 5-12 in their last 17 vs. Western Conference.


  • Under is 2-0-2 in Oilers last 4 Saturday games.
  • Over is 5-1-1 in Oilers last 7 road games.
  • Over is 3-1-4 in Oilers last 8 games following a win.
  • Under is 9-3-2 in Oilers last 14 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
  • Over is 5-2-4 in Oilers last 11 overall.
  • Over is 5-2-4 in Oilers last 11 vs. Pacific.
  • Over is 5-2-4 in Oilers last 11 vs. Western Conference.
  • Over is 5-2-4 in Oilers last 11 vs. a team with a winning record.
San Jose
  • Under is 10-3-3 in Sharks last 16 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Under is 14-5-7 in Sharks last 26 Saturday games.
  • Under is 26-11-9 in Sharks last 46 home games.
  • Under is 25-11-17 in Sharks last 53 vs. Pacific.
  • Over is 11-5-4 in Sharks last 20 Conference Quarterfinals games.


  • Oilers are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
  • Over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings in San Jose.

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