San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues Game 6 Picks Against the Spread 5/21/2019
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks try to salvage their season at Enterprise Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. The Blues won Game 5 by a score of 5-0 to take a 3-2 series lead. Jaden Schwartz had a hat trick for the 2nd time this postseason and Jordan Binnington stopped all 21 shots he saw to move the Blues within a game of the Stanley Cup Finals. The odds on Game 6 have the Sharks priced at +128 and the Blues are at -141. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Sharks have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 45-36 SU. The Blues are covering 53.2% of the time, going 42-37 straight up.
Valuable San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The Sharks have been a strong Over choice for O/U NHL bettors, having gone 47-34-2.
The Sharks are covering 51.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 21-20 straight up.
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 55.3% of the time at Enterprise Center, going 21-17 SU.
The Blues have been a very good Under choice for O/U NHL bettors, having gone 34-44-4.
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
05/20/19 D Erik Karlsson Groin left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs St. Louis
05/20/19 C Tomas Hertl Undisclosed is questionable Tuesday vs St. Louis
05/19/19 C Joe Pavelski Undisclosed left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs St. Louis
03/15/19 D Radim Simek Knee is out for season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/04/18 LW Erik Foley Concussion is out for season
05/19/19 D Vince Dunn Facial is questionable Tuesday vs San Jose
Martin Jones has 36 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 1,699 shots against him and he's given up 176 goals. He's made 1,523 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Joe Pavelski has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 38 goals this year with 188 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Logan Couture averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 27 goals on 204 shots. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 70 points on the season.
David Perron has scored 46 total points this year for the Blues. He has 23 goals this season with 112 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 21%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 17.1 minutes played per game. Jordan Binnington has 24 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 807 shots against him and he's surrendered 59 goals. He's made 748 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Ryan O'Reilly averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 28 goals on 234 shots. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks have allowed 234 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 14th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.67% for the season. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is ranked 31st in the league. The Sharks have 101 total points this season, ranking 6th in the NHL in offense. They are 2nd in the league with 289 goals while they've given up 258 goals, which is 11th overall. They have had 241 power play opportunities and scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 6th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 15th with 244 goals scored while they are 26th in the NHL with 220 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.37%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 14th place in the league. The Blues have a total of 99 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 50 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks their power play unit 10th. They've allowed 232 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, which is 9th overall.
San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7%, as they've attempted 5,002 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,313 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54.1% as they have 3,812 attempts while they have given up 3,236 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 54.1% of the time, which is 3rd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the season. That is 29th overall in the NHL. They have 2,376 face-off wins compared to 2,346 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,574 hits and they have blocked 1,077 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Blues are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 2,450 face-off wins compared to 2,317 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 6th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,615 hits and they have blocked 1,138 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. St. Louis is 9th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've attempted 4,684 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,384 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.1% ranks 7th as they have 3,530 attempts while they have given up 3,246 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Sharks/Blues NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +128 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose +128
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.