Unbeaten Sharks, Blues take the ice
The San Jose Sharks have been tagged with a loss in six of their last seven games against the St. Louis Blues as those teams hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Tuesday.
San Jose went just 1-2 against St. Louis last season, with the OVER paying out for totals bettors in two of those contests. The Sharks are a perfect 5-0-0 so far this season, while the Blues have posted a record of 4-0-0.
San Jose is 1-3-1 on the totals; St. Louis is 3-1.
The Blues were listed earlier today as -131 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The Blues sit at No. 6 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Sharks sit at a No. 1 on the same chart.
San Jose won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Senators on October 12. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -184 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis was a 5-3 winner in its last match at home against the Rangers. They won as -215 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (4.75 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 2 at 1.4 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 37.5% rate while the Sharks have a 78.57% rate on the penalty kill.
San Jose at Dallas, Thursday, October 17th
St. Louis at Chicago, Thursday, October 17th