Sharks vs. Blues Prediction
The St. Louis Blues are one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1970. Will St. Louis close out the series against the San Jose Sharks tonight on its home ice?
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Scottrade Center at 8:08PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Blues are a -160 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Sharks are a +140 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals. As of Tuesday morning, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on host St. Louis. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Sharks hammered at home
San Jose was shut out 5-0 at home Sunday afternoon in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against St. Louis. The Sharks trailed 1-0 through one period and 3-0 through 40 minutes before the Blues added a pair of insurance goals in the third period to add to the Sharks' misery. Martin Jones surrendered five goals on 40 shots in the defeat. San Jose had 21 shots on goal in the defeat with Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Gustav Nyquist leading the way with three shots each.
Blues roll in Game 5
St. Louis dominated Game 5 to the tune of 5-0 Sunday afternoon in a 5-0 victory at San Jose to take a 3-2 series lead. Oskar Sundqvist put the Blues on the board at the 14:10 mark of the first period on an unassisted goal. Jaden Schwartz pushed it to 2-0 at the 16:50 mark of the second period on another unassisted goal. A third unassisted goal by Vladimir Tarasenko less than four minutes later extended the St. Louis lead. Schwartz pushed it to 4-0 on the power play 2:11 into the third period with assists going to David Perron and Tarasenko. Schwartz gave himself a hat trick with 3:58 left on his third goal of the contest off assists by Tarasenko and Brayden Schenn. Jordan Binnington recorded the shutout with 21 saves on 21 shots.
NHL Betting Trends
The Sharks are 45-20 in their last 65 Tuesday games. San Jose is 3-7 in its last 10 road games.
The Blues are 18-7 in their last 25 home games. The home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
St. Louis has been on a mission since an awful start to the season and that all showed in Sunday's impressive victory on the road. Now back home, expect the Blues to put the clamps down behind the better goaltender in this series. Binnington might be a rookie, but there is plenty enough evidence and sample size by now to realize he is the real deal. St. Louis usually doesn't need a lot of goals to support him, but look for another three or four goals from its offense here on its way to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in 49 years.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -160