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

Posted by: Charlie Smith
San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Picks

Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference series will be held this online NHL betting Wednesday evening. The St. Louis Blues were able to bounce back bigly in Game 2 4-2 and managed to tie the series up. With the series now heading to St. Louis, will tonight’s NHL sports betting odds peg San Jose as the underdog? Let’s check up on this evening’s betting lines to see what they have to say about this Game 3 matchup.

San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues – Wednesday, May 15th     

When: 8:00 pm ET

Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

Online NHL Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Sharks +1½ (-220) 5½ (-105) +120
Blues -1½ (+180) 5½ (-115) -140
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San Jose Sharks         

Since tonight’s online NHL betting odds are pegging San Jose as the underdog, it’s up to the Sharks to prove them wrong. After all, St. Louis was able to do just that in Game 2 on the road. However, since San Jose is 5-4-1 in their last 10 against the Blues, there’s no telling how this evening’s matchup will turn out. One thing that surprised us in Game 1 was Logan Couture’s eye-catching contribution that led to a loss nevertheless. Couture managed to record his fourth multi-goal performance of this year’s playoffs but couldn’t get San Jose a 2-0 lead in the end. If San Jose is to take the lead on the road this evening, they’ll undoubtedly need an even bigger outing from Couture. Both Games 1 and 2 have gone OVER here so we can fully expect Game 3 to be a high scoring ordeal.

Players to Watch: Logan Couture (13 G, 6 A, 19 PTS.), Brent Burns (5 G, 10 A, 15 PTS.), and Tomas Hertl (9 G, 5 A, 14 PTS.).

St. Louis Blues  

The Blues win in Game 2 was massive. But can we count on them picking up Game 3 at home? After all, their power play has been completely absent as of late. In fact, St. Louis failed on all 5 of their power-play attempts in Game 2. Additionally, the team is 1-26 with the man advantage in their past 8 matchups. Granted, it’s clear that the lack of power-play hasn’t crippled them that much. Nevertheless, this is one area St. Louis will want to improve if they are to win 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

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose’s last 7 games played on a Wednesday.
  • San Jose are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games this season.
  • San Jose has posted a 40-58 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose.
  • St. Louis are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home.
  • St. Louis has posted a 16-32 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 tossup. However, it’s probably best to stick with the home team coming off a win. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 5-3 St. Louis.