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Expect Scoring in Blues-Sharks Matchup

San Jose Sharks NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues is set to go Sunday evening at the Scottrade Center and if history is any indication, we can expect a ton of goals in this matchup.

Shark Bites
  • The Sharks are 4-1 SU in the last five meetings in St. Louis.
  • The Sharks are 1-10 SU in their last 11 Conference Finals games.
  • The Blues are 1-4 SU in their last five Conference Finals games.

Online shop Bovada is presently offering the Blues at -137 in moneyline markets while the Sharks come in at +117. In spread markets, the Blues get the puckline edge at -1.5 (+225) while the the Sharks are currently -265. As far as the total is concerned, OVER 5 goals is -125 while UNDER 5 goals is +105.

OVER has gone 8-2-1 in the previous 11 meetings between these two Western Conference foes and has gone gone 5-1 in the previous six meetings in St. Louis.

Strangely, however, UNDER went against that trend in three regular season meetings as the two combined to score 14 goals in three games for a 1-2 OVER/UNDER mark.

OVER has gone 5-0-3 in San Jose’s last eight playoff games and has gone 6-1-4 in St. Louis’ last 11 games.

These two have a deep playoff history over in the Western Conference. The pair have met in four playoff series and each has won two. The most recent clash was back in 2012 where San Jose won the opener before the Blues took the next four.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -179 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 2.9-2.4 result in favor of the Blues. 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

St. Louis will face the 54-31-9 Sharks. In totals betting, the Blues are 38-42-16 in over under betting so far this season while the San Jose Sharks are 48-35-11. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Jose injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the St. Louis Blues at No. 5 and the San Jose Sharks at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 12-ranked offense (2.79 goals per game) against a San Jose Sharks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.53 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 22.38% rate while the Sharks have a 80.23% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -173 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-1 winner as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -107 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • San Jose is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games on the road
  • San Jose is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Jose
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games when playing San Jose

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 17th