Puck Line Pick
The Oilers struggled throughout December, but they’ve rebounded nicely since the turn of the calendar. Edmonton is now 7-2-2 in 2020, and they only have one home loss during that stretch. This recent run has boosted their home record to 13-8-4, although their a disappointing 9-16 against the spread when playing in Edmonton. Still, there should be optimism playing against a lowly Sharks squad, although it’s worth noting that they’ve split their two matchups from earlier this season.
Over Under Pick
Speaking of San Jose, the Sharks are now resembling a mediocre squad (as opposed to the definitive worst team in the NHL). The Sharks are 2-2 over their last four, 4-5 over their last nine, and 6-6-1 over their last 13. Despite their improvements, things aren’t looking great on Thursday night; the Sharks are 9-14-3 on the road, and they’re 12-14 against the spread playing away from San Jose.