Sharks Enter Game 4 as Online Hockey Betting Favorites
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Tuesday’s are in no way, shape, or form anybody’s favorite day of the week. After barely making it through the start of the week, we’re treated to a day that bares more semblance to Monday than Friday. But not all is lost this Tuesday evening, as the online hockey betting playoffs will offer sportsbook players the perfect getaway from the monotony of the work week. There are a total of three contests for to choose from, giving those who bet on NHL a perfect opportunity to find a betting line with your name on it.
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Tuesday brings with it Game 4 of the opening series of this year’s playoffs. The Canadiens and Rangers will head to the ice first, followed by the Penguins and Blue Jackets contest a half hour later, and fans who particularly enjoy late night contests can tune in for the West Coast matchup between the Houston Oilers and the San Jose Sharks. The Oilers will be looking to create a comfortable lead in the best of 7 series by going up 3-1 over the Sharks this online hockey betting Tuesday.
Game 4 – Edmonton Oilers vs. San Jose Sharks – Tuesday, April 18
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: SAP Center
Series: Oilers lead 2-1
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Edmonton Oilers +1 ½ (-320) 5 (+105) EV
San Jose Sharks -1 ½ (+260) 5 (-125) -120
The Oilers made a sizable improvement in 2017 and will head into Tuesday’s contest sporting a 47-26-9 record that gave way to a 2nd place finish in the Pacific Division, as well as a 4th place finish in the Western Conference. By making the playoffs, the Oilers have already made a step in the right direction this year. However, there’s no reason to stop themselves short as Edmonton has a valid opportunity to advance past San Jose.
The Oilers won Game 1 1-0 and followed that up with a dominant 2-0 victory in Game 2. Nevertheless, Game 3 would bring different results and the Sharks resurged to deal Edmonton a 3-2 loss in overtime.
The Oilers finished the regular season with the NHL’s 8th best scoring offense, the league’s 8th best defense, 5th best power play percentage and 17th best penalty kill percentage.
San Jose Sharks
Oddly enough, the Sharks were able to almost exactly match last year’s success with their current record of 46-29-7. San Jose finished the regular season with a 3rd place ranking in the Pacific Division as well as a 6th place finish in the Western Conference. 2017 marks the second year in a row that San Jose has made it to the playoffs.
The Sharks performance in Game 3 was enough to convince the bookmakers to make them online hockey betting favorites ahead of Game 4. The Sharks finished the regular season with the league’s 19th worst offense, 5th best defense, 25th worst power play percentage, and 18th best penalty kill percentage.