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San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 NHL Hockey Betting Picks

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Picks

After falling in Game 2, the Sharks were able to bounce back on the road and take a 2-1 lead in the NHL’s Western Conference finals. The San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues series continues this NHL hockey betting Friday night with Game 4 and St. Louis playing host once again. Since the home ice advantage didn’t play to their favor in Game 3, will the NHL sports betting odds peg them as an underdog here?

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues – Friday, May 17th     

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Hockey Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Sharks +1½ (-225) 5½ (-115) +120
Blues -1½ (+185) 5½ (-105) -140
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San Jose Sharks          

The Sharks win in Game 3 came off a no-call hand pass that turned into a goal. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a shock to see the NHL hockey betting odds favoring St. Louis here. Early on in Game 3, Sharks’ goaltender Martin Jones performed less than his usual self and allowed 4 goals. However, he quickly bounced back in the second period to stop the next 15 attempts that the Blues delivered. One area in which San Jose has dominated lately is the puckline bet. In fact, the Sharks are now 8-2 on the puckline it its past 10 trips to St. Louis. With this in mind, it’s clear that fans can find some pretty secure value in this bet tonight.

Players to Watch: Logan Couture (14 G, 6 A, 20 PTS.), Erik Karlsson (2 G, 13 A, 15 PTS.), and Brent Burns (5 G, 10 A, 15 PTS.).

St. Louis Blues   

The Blues have the tough job of bouncing back from a no-call. This can be particularly difficult because the players feel that the loss was out of their hands. However, it’s the only way that St. Louis can come back to win this season. Additionally, St. Louis might have to compete without defenseman Vince Dunn. Following a shot he took from San Jose’s Brenden Dillon, the defenseman is now listed as day-to-day. One man that has stepped up for St. Louis here is their winger David Perron. Although he had only 3 points to his name in the last 10 games, he now has 2 goals and 2 assists in this series.

Players to Watch: Jaden Schwartz (9 G, 4 A, 13 PTS.), Alex Pietrangelo (2 G, 10 A, 12 PTS.), and Ryan O’Reilly (3 G, 8 A, 11 PTS.).

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Trends

  • San Jose are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games against an opponent in the Central division.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games against an opponent in the West conference.
  • San Jose has posted a 21-27 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • Louis are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’ last 9 games against an opponent in the West conference.
  • Louis has posted a 16-33 ATS record when playing at home this season.

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Nevertheless, San Jose needed the refs help to win the previous game so we’re sticking with St. Louis here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-4 St. Louis.