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Will the Sharks drown in the River City vs the Blues?

The St. Louis Blues opened as a -150 favorite at home to knock off the San Jose Sharks tonight. The Blues are trying to avoid losing their fourth game in a row, which would be their longest losing streak of the season.

SHARK BITES
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of the Blues’ last 19 games at home.
  • The Sharks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games on the road vs the Blues.
  • Brent Burns is second in scoring among NHL defensemen with 50 points.

The Sharks have won four of their last five games and have started to make a push in the Western Conference playoff race. San Jose has jumped to fourth in the West with a record of 6-3 SU in nine games in February and should make it a challenge for the Blues to rebound at home.  

But as well as the Sharks have been playing, they haven’t had much luck against St. Louis recently as they’ve dropped three straight vs the Blues and were outscored 11-3 in those games.

St. Louis is coming off three days’ rest and the Blues have been lacking their scoring punch during their most recent losing streak, only notching five goals in three games. This skid has dropped St. Louis to a wild-card spot in the crowded conference standings. The good news if you plan to back the Blues tonight is they’re 4-2 SU in their last six games at Scottrade Center and as mentioned have showed up vs the Sharks.

The total opened at 5 and an UNDER may be the best wager in this tilt. The Sharks and Blues both rank in the top 10 in fewest goals allowed per game and the UNDER has hit in five straight San Jose road games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the St. Louis Blues in this one found them earlier as -157 favorites on the NHL moneyline at Bet365. Betting the OVER/UNDER total instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.2-2.2 result in favor of the Sharks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues bring a 34-22-4 record to the battle against the 32-19-8 Sharks. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen St. Louis go 24-36 so far and the Sharks go 22-36-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Jose injuries news.

This game puts the Blues, most recently No. 18 in the OddsShark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sharks, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.85 goals per game, against a San Jose defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.73 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 16.84% while the Sharks defense kills off 84.57% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

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 -113 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Stars on February 16. Bettors who backed the Stars at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 10 games
  • San Jose is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at Nashville, Thursday, February 22
St. Louis home to Winnipeg, Friday, February 23

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