Free NHL Proline Pick For Saturday Dec 17, 2011
Emonton Oliers (2.60) vs. San Jose Sharks (1.54); Total 5.5
After a great start to the season the Oilers continue to struggle and struggle badly. Taylor Hall made his return to the Oilers lineup on Thursday and added a goal and an assist but it wasn’t enough as the Oilers fell 4-2 to the Coyotes. With that loss the Oilers have but just 2 wins in their last 9 tries. As for the Sharks well they have’t been playing much better themselves with just 2 wins in their last 7 games. San Jose is coming off a big come from behind victory which saw them outscore the Avalanche 3-0 in the 3rd period to steal the game 5-4. Can the Sharks carry the momentum over into tonight’s game?
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Oilers vs. Sharks Prediction:
The Sharks have got to be feeling good about that come from behind win and I do like them to carry the momentum over into tonight’s game vs. Edmonton. There are a few more reasons why I like the Sharks in this game. The Oilers have not been a great road team in recent years and this year is no different (5-9-1 on the road). The Sharks have been solid at home on the season going 7-4-2. Plus, the Oilers have a tough time beating this San Jose team. The Oilers have only 2 wins in their last 11 games vs. the Sharks. And many of the games were not that close. The Sharks have won 7 of the last 10 meetings with the Oilers in regulation time. Currently the Sharks are a 1.54 (or -185) favorite in this game at 5 Dimes Sportsbook. Rather than lay so much juice I’ll take the Sharks -0.5 puck in regulation time (60 mins) for 1.88 (or -113) at 5 Dimes Sportsbook. For this bet to win the Sharks must be winning by 1 goal or more at the end of the 3rd period.
Taking The SHARKS -0.5 Puck in Regulation Time @ 1.88
(Offered at 5 Dimes Sportsbook)
Risking 113.00 To Win 100.00