Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/28/2023]

Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/28/2023]

The San Jose Sharks will take on the favored Edmonton Oilers in NHL action at SAP Center at San Jose on Thursday, commencing at 10:30PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Thursday's Oilers vs. Sharks matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Oilers vs. Sharks Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used trusted machine learning and statistics to simulate the outcome of Thursday's NHL game between the Oilers and Sharks 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our independent predictive analytics model currently gives the Oilers a 72% chance of beating the Sharks.

According to our model, the Oilers (-1.5) have a 54% chance of covering the puck line, while the 7-goal Over/Under has a 55% chance of going under.

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Oilers vs. Sharks Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Oilers Sharks
Puck Line -1.5 (-182) +1.5 (+160)
Moneyline -400 +330
Total o7 (-110) u7 (-110)
  • The Sharks are listed as +1.5 underdogs versus the Oilers, with +160 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Oilers (-1.5) to cover the puck line, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -182.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for the Sharks at +330. That means you can bet $100 to profit $330, earning a total payout of $430, if they win.
  • Elsewhere, BetMGM Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Oilers at -400, where you can risk $400 to win $100 for a total payout of $500 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored sits at 7 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, check out the sportsbooks you have access to in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Oilers vs. Sharks Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Sharks +1.5 +160 🔥
Moneyline Sharks +330 🔥
Total Under 7 -110


If you see a 🔥, you know it's one of Dimers' best free picks of the day across all major pro and college sports.

Although the Oilers are more likely to cover the puck line, our best bet of Sharks +1.5 is based on the chance of that happening, when compared to the top odds available.

And while the Oilers are more likely to win the game, betting on the Sharks moneyline is the best option because of the 4.6% edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers is one of the keys to achieving long-term profitability as a bettor.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on world-class modeling and betting intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Oilers vs. Sharks Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Oilers vs. Sharks?

According to our model, Edmonton's Connor McDavid is most likely to score the first goal in Oilers vs. Sharks.

Our projections give McDavid a 10.0% chance of scoring the first goal at SAP Center at San Jose, while the Oilers star is a 51.5% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player First Goal Probability
Connor McDavid 10.0%
Leon Draisaitl 9.1%
Zach Hyman 7.8%
Evander Kane 6.4%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 6.0%

San Jose Sharks

Player First Goal Probability
Tomas Hertl 5.1%
Anthony Duclair 3.9%
William Eklund 3.7%
Alexander Barabanov 3.3%
Mike Hoffman 3.1%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Connor McDavid 51.5%
Leon Draisaitl 46.5%
Zach Hyman 43.3%
Evander Kane 35.6%
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 32.1%

San Jose Sharks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Tomas Hertl 28.4%
Anthony Duclair 24.6%
Alexander Barabanov 22.0%
William Eklund 21.4%
Mike Hoffman 19.5%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so keep checking this page for any changes to our betting insights ahead of the Oilers vs. Sharks on Thursday December 28, 2023.

Oilers vs. Sharks Game Information

Thursday's matchup between the Sharks and Oilers at SAP Center at San Jose is scheduled to start at 10:30PM ET.


Our full coverage of Oilers vs. Sharks includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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