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San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues 01/20/2021 Picks, Betting Predictions and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues 01/20/2021 – The San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues both found their groove offensively when they met on Monday for their first game of a back-to-back in Missouri. The teams went back and forth the majority of the match, but it was the Blues who came through the clutch to protect home ice. The Sharks are eager to bounce back when they get back into the Enterprise Center on Wednesday at 09:00 PM Eastern Time. The odds, however, are against the visitors as the NHL Betting Lines tag San Jose as +135 underdogs against St. Louis, which is pegged at -167. This game will be broadcasted live on NBC Sports California with live streaming on NHL.tv.
San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues 01/20/2021
When: Wednesday, January 20, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: NBC Sports California
San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues 01/20/2021 Betting Odds:
San Jose Sharks
It was a frustrating finish for San Jose Sharks on Monday. The Sharks led a couple of times during the game but were not able to finish the job as the Blues stepped on the accelerator down the stretch. Scoring was not a problem for the team last game, but they failed to bring up the same intensity on the defensive end. Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture have been on a tear for the Sharks so far to begin the season and it is expected that their stellar showing will continue as San Jose vies for contention. The exposure of their defensive lapses last time around would serve as an early wake-up call that more effort has to be done. Their fans are hoping for a major bounce back on Wednesday.
Players to watch: T. Hertl C (G 3, A 3, PTS 6), L. Couture C (G 2, A 2, PTS 4), S. E. Kane LW (G 1, A 3, PTS 4).
St. Louis Blues
The Blues withstood a slow start on Monday’s clash, instantly coming back from trailing 0-2 early before stealing the victory in the clutch. Jordan Kyrou took the cudgels late in the game as he scored St. Louis’ fifth goal late in the deciding period to snatch the W. It was a morale-boosting turn of events to say the least after both teams engaged in a see-saw battle. But coach Craig Berube was not entirely happy, especially with the way his team played defensively. Hence, he expects the Blues to be tighter on providing resistance against San Jose this time around to score a more convincing victory.
Players to watch: J. Kyrou C (G 2, A 1, PTS 3), R. Thomas C (G 0, A 2, PTS 2), I. Barbashev C (G 0, A 2, PTS 2).
San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games.
Sharks vs Blues Betting Picks
From a high-scoring affair, Wednesday’s battle on ice will be tighter as both teams would not let their guards down. But the Blues will still have the advantage. Not only do they have the momentum and the familiarity playing at home, but coach Craig Berube also has the benefit of having a deeper roster that gives St. Louis a more balanced attack. The Sharks’ scoring will be limited and the Blues will earn an easy win.
Score Prediction: Sharks 2, Blues 4.