St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
The St. Louis Blues (46-20-11) will visit the San Jose Sharks (30-34-12) on Thursday at 10:30 PM ET, in a matchup featuring two teams residing at opposite ends of the Western Conference. Blues (-182) at Sharks (+150) looks like a mismatch, according to the moneyline odds. Find more below on the Blues vs. Sharks betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Blues vs. Sharks Spread and Betting Line
Blues vs Sharks Betting Information
Blues vs. Sharks Game Info
- Game Day: Thursday, April 21, 2022
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Location: San Jose, California
- Arena: SAP Center at San Jose
Computer Predictions for Blues vs. Sharks
Computer picks for Blues vs Sharks
Blues 4 Sharks 2
Blues vs. Sharks Betting Trends
In 51 games as the moneyline favorite this season, St. Louis has won 33 of those matchups.
The Blues have won 12 of the 19 games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -182.
Looking at the moneyline odds, St. Louis has a 64.5% chance of winning this contest.
St. Louis Blues Leaders
Vladimir Tarasenko has been a major player for St. Louis this season, with 78 points in 70 games.
Robert Thomas is contributing with 74 points (19 goals, 55 assists).
Pavel Buchnevich’s 70 points this season have come via 28 goals and 42 assists.
Ville Husso has a record of 24-6-6. He has allowed 91 goals (2.46 goals against average) and recorded 1084 saves.
St. Louis Blues Season Stats
The Blues’ 288 goals this season make them the fourth-best scoring team in the league.
The Blues rank 11th in total goals against, conceding 2.8 goals per game (219 total) in NHL action.
The team’s goal differential is fourth-best in the league at +69.
The Blues’ 59 power-play goals this season are third-best in the NHL (on 224 power-play chances).
The Blues’ offense is second the league with a 26.3% power-play conversion rate.
The Blues have scored a total of nine shorthanded goals this season.
The Blues’ penalty-kill percentage (83.9%) is the league’s sixth-best.
The Blues’ players win 50.2% of their faceoffs to rank 15th in the NHL.
The Blues have a 12.3% shooting percentage as a team (leading the league).
The Blues have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 20.6 hits and 12.4 blocked shots per game.
Sharks vs. Blues Betting Trends
The Sharks have been made the underdog 56 times this season, and upset their opponent 17 times.
San Jose has won six of its 24 games when it is the underdog by +150 or longer on the moneyline.
Oddsmakers have implied, based on the moneyline for this matchup, that the Sharks have a 40.0% chance to win.
San Jose Sharks Leaders
Timo Meier has totaled 33 goals (0.5 per game) and put up 40 assists (0.6 per game), averaging 4.3 shots per game and shooting 10.8%. That makes him among the leaders for San Jose with 73 total points (1.0 per game).
Tomas Hertl is a top scorer for San Jose, with 62 total points this season. He has netted 28 goals and provided 34 assists in 76 games.
Logan Couture has 23 goals and 28 assists for St. Louis.
James Reimer has an 18-16-9 record this season, with a .912 save percentage (19th in the league). In 45 games, he has 1228 saves, and has conceded 118 goals (2.8 goals against average).
San Jose Sharks Season Stats
The Sharks have the NHL’s 30th-ranked scoring offense (196 total goals, 2.6 per game).
The Sharks’ 240 total goals given up (3.2 per game) rank 20th in the NHL.
They have a -44 goal differential, which ranks 24th in the league.
The Sharks have put up 38 power-play goals this season, which ranks 22nd in the NHL (on 205 power-play chances).
The Sharks have an 18.5% power-play conversion rate, the NHL’s No. 23 percentage.
The Sharks have scored four shorthanded goals.
The Sharks’ third-best penalty kill rate is 85.9%.
The Sharks win 49.8% of their faceoffs. That’s the 16th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
The 8.8% shooting percentage the Sharks have compiled ranks 28th in the league.
The Sharks have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 24.4 hits and 16.7 blocked shots per game.
Blues and Sharks Injury Report
Blues: Alexei Toropchenko: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Tyler Bozak: Out (Lower-body), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper-body), Scott Perunovich: Out (Wrist)
Sharks: Nikolai Knyzhov: Out For Season (Lower-body), Radim Simek: Day To Day (Lower-body), Alexander Barabanov: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Kevin Labanc: Out For Season (Shoulder), Erik Karlsson: Day To Day (Undisclosed)
We have the Blues listed as our best bet on the moneyline in this contest, and our pick against the spread is the Blues (+). Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.
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