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San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers Betting Pick

It’s the San Jose Sharks and Edmonton Oilers on Monday in a Western Conference affair. It is the final week of the National Hockey League regular season. The San Jose Sharks are playing in their 81st game of the season, and have the worst record in all of the National Hockey League. The Sharks are 19-52-9 on the season, for 47 points. The next in the standings is the Chicago Blackhawks, with 51.

For the Edmonton Oilers, after a slow start, they have been playing solid hockey. The Oilers are 48-25-6 on the season, for 102 points. The Oilers are fifth in the Western Conference, and will finish second in the Pacific Division. The OIlers will take on the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the postseason. The Oilers have dropped back to back games. The most recent loss was at home to Edmonton on Saturday.

The Edmonton Oilers are -410 in this one. The puck line is -1.5 at -146 in favor of the Oilers. The total is set at 5.5.

Tough Rebuilding Season for Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are 31st out of 32 teams in the National Hockey League in scoring. The Sharks are scoring just 2.21 goals per game. San Jose is dead last in shots on goal as well, with 25.4 per game. On the defensive end, they are dead last in the league. The Sharks are allowing just shy of 4 goals per game.

Mikael Granlund is the top offensive threat for the San Jose Sharks. Granlund has 12 goals and 46 assists on the season. William Eklund and Fabian Zetterlund are next for the Sharks. Eklund has 44 points while Zetterlund has 42.

The San Jose Sharks appear to be sending Mackenzie Blackwood in between the pipes. The 27 year old from Canada is 10-25-4 on the season. Blackwood has completed two shut-outs this season, and is allowing 3.45 goals per game. In his last start, he allowed 6 goals in a loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Edmonton Looks to Get Momentum

The Edmonton Oilers have nearly been the complete opposite of San Jose. The Oilers are one of the top scoring teams in the league. The Oilers are scoring 3.54 goals per game. The Oilers are leading the National Hockey League in shots on goal, with just shy of 34 per game. Defensively, the Oilers are 9th, allowing 2.84 per game.

Edmonton’s two offensive leaders; Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have been outstanding once again. McDavid leads the way with 99 assists and 31 goals on the season. Draisaitl has 63 assists and 51 goals. Even Evan Bouchard and Zach Hyman have been strong for the Oilers. They both are sitting at 75+ points on the season.

Edmonton appears to send starting goaltender Stuart Skinner out. His 35-15-5 on the season, and is allowing just 2.58 goals per game. Skinner is also coming off a loss. On April 13th, Skinner allowed two goals in a loss to the Canucks.

Oilers Blowout Sharks on Monday

The Edmonton Oilers should win this game, and win it with ease. The San Jose Sharks were not super competitive this season, and we do not expect that to change in game 81. Look for the Oilers to score multiple early goals and run away with this game.

We are going to take the Edmonton Oilers on the puck line. Take the Oilers -1.5 at -146 over the San Jose Sharks. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Hockey League betting!

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