Blues to get a visit from the Sharks
The OVER is on a 4-0 run in games between the St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks as those clubs renew hostilities in marquee NHL betting action at the sportsbooks on Tuesday night.
San Jose is 2-0 against St. Louis so far this season, beating them 6-2 as road underdogs on October 15 and then topping them 6-3 as home favorites on November 29. The Blues hold the slight edge at 6-4 in their past 10 games against the Sharks.
St. Louis will face the 20-7-6 Sharks. In totals betting, the Blues are 15-13-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 16-14-3 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Blues as -116 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Blues) and the No. 11 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
San Jose was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Predators. They lost as -161 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Ottawa at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 23.68% rate while the Sharks have a 82.22% rate on the penalty kill.
San Jose at Los Angeles, Thursday, December 19th
St. Louis home to Montreal, Thursday, December 19th