Blues vs. Sharks Prediction
The San Jose Sharks have had an uneven season to date and will be the underdogs tonight against the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues. Can San Jose put it all together and get the victory?
Saturday, December 21, 2019
SAP Center at 10:35PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Blues are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The total sits at 6 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are siding with visiting St. Louis. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Blues win fourth straight
St. Louis secured a 2-1 home victory over Edmonton Wednesday night to improve to 22-8-6 on the season. After a scoreless first period, Brayden Schenn gave the Blues a 1-0 advantage with 11:56 left in the second period on a goal assisted by Vince Dunn and Jaden Schwartz. Mackenzie MacEachern pushed it to a 2-0 lead in the third period with a goal at the 13:37 mark assisted by Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron. The Oilers pulled within 2-1 with 1:50 remaining, but was unable to find the equalizer. Jake Allen made 35 saves on 36 shots in the winning effort.
Sharks edged by Coyotes
San Jose fell 3-2 at home Tuesday night versus Arizona to drop to 16-18-2 on the season. Tomas Hertl tied it up at 1-1 with 2:34 left in the first period for the Sharks with an assist going to Erik Karlsson. After falling behind 2-1 in the second period, San Jose evened it up again on a Hertl goal assisted by Brent Burns at the 6:05 mark of the second. The Coyotes scored what turned out to be the game-winner with 2:37 to play in the third period. Aaron Dell allowed three goals on 19 shots in the losing effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Blues are 4-0 in their last four games overall. St. Louis is 7-2 in its last nine games versus the Pacific Division.
The Sharks are 5-1 in their last six Saturday games. San Jose is 1-7 in its last eight games overall.
It's been a rough season for the Sharks complete with a head coaching change already. With a leaky back end and the fact they are facing a strong defensive team, I don't like this matchup for San Jose. The Sharks can score goals, but the Blues are certainly going to make it tough in that regard tonight and I expect the Blues to have no issues finding the back of the net enough to post the road win.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES -120