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Sharks Hope to Extend Home Win Streak

St. Louis Blues San Jose Sharks NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

The regular season’s best road team has really started to find its feet on home ice during an impressive postseason run. The San Jose Sharks will look to take a 2-1 series lead and extend a nice winning streak at the SAP Center with a win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Blues are 7-2 SU in their last nine games in San Jose.
  • The Sharks are 0-3 SU following a win.
  • The Blues are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games as an underdog.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Sharks at -155 in moneyline markets on home ice while the Blues come in at +135. As for the spread, San Jose is -1.5 (+205) while the Blues are +1.5 (-245). As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is even odds while UNDER 5 goals is -120.

The Sharks lost their first home game of this postseason by a score of 2-1 to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series, but they have rattled off five consecutive home wins since. In six playoff games at the SAP Center, the Sharks have allowed just nine goals.

San Jose was the NHL’s best team on the road during the regular season, posting an impressive record of 28-10-3. After taking all three road games against the Kings in the opening round, they dropped all three visits to the Nashville Predators in the conference semifinal but managed to split the opening two games in St. Louis.

Despite a valiant effort in Game 2, the Blues were trumped by Sharks’ netminder Martin Jones, who turned away all 26 shots in the 4-0 victory. Brent Burns keyed the offense for the Sharks as he netted a pair of power-play goals, sending the Sharks back home even at one game apiece.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, San Jose sat as -139 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-1.4 result in favor of the Sharks today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Jose Sharks are 55-32-9 so far on the season. The St. Louis Blues, meanwhile, are 58-29-11. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen San Jose go 48-37-11 and the Blues go 38-44-16 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs St. Louis injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 2-rated San Jose Sharks and the No. 5-ranked St. Louis Blues, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Jose's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 2.99 goals per game, against a Blues defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.45 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 23.91% while the Blues defense kills off 84.21% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing San Jose
  • St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against San Jose
  • San Jose is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
  • San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • San Jose is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at San Jose, Saturday, May 21st

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