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

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

The NHL online betting playoffs continue this Monday with Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. So far the Sharks have taken a 1-0 lead in this St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks series and they’re hopeful they can take Game 2 at home as well. So what should sports betting fans expect on the ice this Monday night? Let’s check up on the odds to find out.

St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks – Monday, May 13th    

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: SAP Center, San Jose, California

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Sports, NHL TV

NHL Online Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Blues +1½ (-240) 5½ (-110) +115
Sharks -1½ (+200) 5½ (-110) -135
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St. Louis Blues         

Coming off a 6-3 loss, St. Louis could really use a rebound this Monday night. Although a loss wouldn’t be the end of the world for St. Louis, they however cannot afford an equally lopsided performance this evening. Unfortunately for St. Louis, they have to face off against Logan Couture. And since Couture leads the NHL in playoff goals (11) and points (17), it’s clear that St. Louis is at a severe disadvantage this evening. Nevertheless, tonight’s NHL online betting odds are giving them a shot on the road. One thing that could turn the tables for St. Louis would be Jordan Binnington. Although Binnington allowed 5 goals off of 24 shots in Game 1, he was playing phenomenally beforehand. If the rook can return to that level of play,

Players to Watch: Jaden Schwartz (8 G, 4 A, 12 PTS.), Alex Pietrangelo (2 G, 9 A, 11 PTS.), and Ryan O’Reilly (3 G, 7 A, 10 PTS.).

San Jose Sharks  

The Sharks have home ice advantage this evening and that could be the only thing they need to win. In their last 6 meetings between Western Conference teams, the home side is 6-0 straight up. Ultimately this plays in San Jose’s favor this Monday night. However, it could also come back to bite them in the rear in Games 3 and 4. Additionally, it’s important to mention that St. Louis has a knack for bouncing back. In fact, following a lass in the previous games, the Blues are 7-2 this postseason. With this in mind, it’s clear that San Jose have their hands full this Monday night.

Players to Watch: Logan Couture (11 G, 6 A, 17 PTS.), Brent Burns (5 G, 10 A, 15 PTS.), and Tomas Hertl (9 G, 5 A, 14 PTS.).

St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games against an opponent in the Pacific division
  • St. Louis are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against San Jose.
  • St. Louis has posted a 29-19 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose’s last 9 games played in May.
  • San Jose are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
  • San Jose has posted a 20-30 ATS record when playing at home this season.

St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks matchup? All things considered, the safest bet is to simply stick with the Sharks. After all, home field advantage has really come up big for teams in the Western Conference in these playoffs. Sign up today to make your NHL Western Conference prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 San Jose.