San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Odds
The St. Louis Blues shut out the San Jose Sharks at home both times this season and look to repeat that feat Thursday in NHL betting action at Scottrade Center.
Many feel the veteran Sharks are a major threat for the upset here, but they were 0-4 against the Blues in season. [ Full Blues vs Sharks preview ]
St. Louis will face the 43-29-10 Sharks. In totals betting, the Blues are 21-43-18 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 37-42-3 favoring the OVER.
The Sharks were listed as +150 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks such as . The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier with the best UNDER price at 5Dimes.
The Blues - Sharks odds would favor the Blues if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while San Jose is at No. 9.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 22-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.6 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Sharks have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.
San Jose was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Kings. They won as -138 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of PUSH bettors.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Stars. Bettors on St. Louis at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Los Angeles are 8-2
After a win are 6-4
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Sharks at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Jose's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Jose's last 14 games when playing St. Louis
San Jose is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing at home against San Jose
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
St. Louis is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games when playing San Jose
San Jose at St. Louis, Saturday, April 14