San Jose Sharks at Edmonton Oilers Game 2 Odds & InfoWhen: Friday, April 14 at 10:30 PM EST Where: Rogers Place, Edmonton TV: NBCSN Radio: 630 CHED Live Stream: NBC Sports Live NHL Odds: Edmonton Oilers -1½+215
Why bet on the San Jose SharksThe win by the Sharks in Game 1 was a good deal more impressive than the score might suggest. They were hammered by early pressure from an Oilers team that was obviously excited about their first playoff game in years, but once the defense settled in, the Sharks were able to turn the game. It was a stifling performance from San Jose, as they held Edmonton to just 19 total shots. The Sharks also turned up the heat on offense, generating 44 shots and forcing the Oilers into turnover mistakes that constantly put them in tough situations. The Sharks were a whole lot better at home than they were on the road during the regular season, so stealing home ice advantage in this series is huge.
Why bet on the Edmonton OilersThere will be no reason to panic in Edmonton just yet, as things may start to settle down a little now that the first playoff game is out the way. The Oilers started Game 1 at a pace that was always going to be impossible to maintain, and you have to feel that they will have learned from that, and will come out a little more relaxed in Game 2. The Oilers were a solid 25-12-4 at home this season, so there is certainly reason to believe that they are not out of this series just because they lost Game 1. This is a team that can score at will, and they are going to need that offensive output to break down a very stubborn Sharks defense.
- San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- Edmonton is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
- Edmonton is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games