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San Jose Sharks take on Blues in hockey test

San Jose SharksSt. Louis Blues
Dec 10, 8:00 PM | Scottrade Center

San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Odds

15-9-1TEAM RECORD16-9-3

Scottrade Center hosts an NHL battle between the St. Louis Blues and the visiting San Jose Sharks on Saturday.

The Blues are 16-9-3 so far on the season. The Sharks, meanwhile, are 15-9-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 8-16-4 and the Sharks go 13-12 on the totals.

View San Jose vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Blues as -115 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Blues - Sharks odds would favor the Sharks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose is at No. 6.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 10.4% rate while the Sharks have a 74% rate on the penalty kill.

The Sharks were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -175 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Anaheim are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Sharks at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games on the road
San Jose is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
San Jose is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against San Jose
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Louis' last 19 games at home

Next up:
San Jose at Chicago, Sunday, December 11
St. Louis home to NY Rangers, Thursday, December 15

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