The San Jose Sharks will take on The Edmonton Oilers in this total match up today.
The Sharks coming into this game having lost their last 2 games straight and would like a win here heaading in to the playoffs.
The Oilers have lost their last 4 straight, and being out of the playoffs race, have been even more lack-luster than usual.
Looking at the 5 totals here for these teams, we see the sharks trending 3-2 to the OVER….
and going back 10 games we see them 7-1-2 to the OVER with no real low scoring games to mention.
With the totals set a t 6.5 for a lot of sharks games, they had 4, 4-2 loses in their last 10.
The Oilers have gone 2-2-1 in their last 5 games and 5-4-1 to the OVER in their last 10 games.
Looking at the last 5 head to heads between these teams we see the totals trending 5-0 to the OVER. Going back 10 we see it 9-1 to the OVER.
lOOKING AT THE PROBABLE GOALIES
Martin Jones for the Sharks with a GAA of 2.95 and Mikko Koshiken for the Oilers with a GAA of 2.97.
Its pretty difficult to go past the over here in this game.
The last 10 head to heads have had just the 1 under and both teams last 10 games are also trending to the over.
There is a high scoring trend in this match up that is in all likely hood going to continue.
The OVER has also been very reliable for the sharks when on the road and coming off a loss… that trend stands at 7-0, and is relevant.
And for all those reasons, Im taking the OVER.