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

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

The fight for the final spot in this year’s Stanley Cup Finals is getting tighter and tighter. This upcoming NHL hockey betting Tuesday night will be Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals, giving us another installment of the San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues series. The Sharks enter with some panic after losing the last two in a row and facing a 3-2 deficit. The Blues on the other hand, come in with a bit of momentum ready to close this series out at home. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take this upcoming Tuesday night?

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues – Tuesday, May 21st     

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 (-210) 5½ (+105) +140
Blues -1½ (+175) 5½ (-125) -160
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San Jose Sharks          

The Sharks have their backs up against the wall here. After losing Game 5 5-0 at home, it’s clear that San Jose is in full-fledged panic mode. Game 5’s lopsided finish came off the backs of an underwhelming offensive performance from the Sharks. In fact, San Jose ended up getting outshot 20-6 in Game 5’s second period. Additionally, the Sharks were unable to find a weakness in Jordan Binnington, who made 21 saves on the night for St. Louis. Coming off such a disheartening offensive performance, it’s difficult to imagine San Jose deliver a turnaround on the road. And if that wasn’t enough, their defense was also suspect on the night. Although Martin Jones made 35 saves on the night, the Sharks were still blown out in the end. Moreover, this series marks the third straight that San Jose faces elimination. Can the Sharks work their magic once more?

Players to Watch: Logan Couture (14 G, 6 A, 20 PTS.), Erik Karlsson (2 G, 14 A, 16 PTS.), and Brent Burns (6 G, 11 A, 16 PTS.).

St. Louis Blues   

The Blues went from last in the league in early January to one win away from a Stanley Cup Finals berth. Needless to say, it has been one heck of a ride for the club. Coming off perhaps their most breathtaking win of the postseason, it’s safe to say that the ball is now in St. Louis’ court. Jaden Schwartz undoubtedly came up big for St. Louis in Game 5, delivering 3 goals on the night. With a 3-2 lead over San Jose, this is the closest St. Louis has been to a Finals berth since the 70s.

Players to Watch: Jaden Schwartz (12 G, 4 A, 16 PTS.), Vladimir Tarasenko (2 G, 10 A, 12 PTS.), and Alex Pietrangelo (2 G, 10 A, 12 PTS.).

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Predictions

Trends

  • San Jose are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose’s last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.
  • San Jose has posted a 22-27 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • Louis are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games at home.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose.
  • Louis has posted a 16-34 ATS record when playing at home.

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, St. Louis has too much momentum here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 St. Louis.