Last Updated: 2019-05-19
The St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks are set to clash at the SAP Center in fifth game of the Western Conference Finals. NBC will showcase the matchup, which gets going at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 19.
St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks Odds
Boasting a moneyline of -135, San Jose comes into the contest as the favorite. The line for the Blues now stands at +115 and the Over/Under (O/U) is placed at 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).
Even though it’s posted a record of 56-44 straight up (SU), San Jose has earned moneyline bettors a total of 9.4 units this season. Of its 100 games this season, 57 have gone over the total, while 39 have gone under and just four have pushed. The team’s 32-19 SU at home this season.
The Sharks’ offensive skaters attempted 32.6 shots per game in the regular season, resulting in 3.5 goals per outing (ranked second overall in the NHL). In the postseason, the team is managing an average of 30.9 shots on goal ( 3.2 goals per game).
After producing the sixth-best power-play unit in the regular season (scoring on 22.8 percent of all opportunities), the Sharks have connected on 19.0 percent of their power plays in the postseason. Their penalty kill has gone from 80.8 percent in the regular season to 81.0 percent in the playoffs.
With a .898 save percentage and 24.8 saves per game, Martin Jones (47-33-6) has been the top option in goal for the Sharks this year. If the Sharks, however, choose to rest him, the team might go with Aaron Dell (11-16-16 record, .884 save percentage, 3.19 goals against average).
In the other locker room, St. Louis is 55-44 straight up (SU) and has earned 2.6 units for moneyline bettors this season. Through 99 regular season matches, 50 of its games have gone under the total, while 42 have gone over and just seven have pushed. The Blues are 27-22 SU as the visiting team this season.
The Blues have converted on 20.4 percent of their power play chances this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully killed off 80.8 percent of all penalties.
Jordan Binnington (24.3 saves per game) has been the primary option in goal for St. Louis. Binnington owns a 34-15-3 record, and has registered a .920 save percentage and 2.13 goals against average this year.
St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks Betting Predictions
Pick: SU Winner – Blues, O/U – Under
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For both of these teams, the game went over the total in three of their last five matchups.
St. Louis skaters notched 23.1 hits per game last season, while the Sharks logged 18.4 hits per matchup.