St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks Game 1 Picks 5/11/2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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The St. Louis Blues head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Blues advanced here after an epic 7 game series with the Stars that ended in a 3-2 double overtime win on Tuesday. The Sharks also had a 7 game series against Colorado in which they won Game 7 by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night. The opening line for Game 1 has the Blues at +100 and the Sharks at -154.
St. Louis had a record of 45-28-9 this year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They've tallied 244 goals and surrendered 220 goals for a point differential of +24. For the year they have an ATS mark of 53-42-0 and an over/under record of 39-49-0. San Jose had a regular season record of 46-27-9. They were 2nd in the Pacific Division. They have scored 289 goals and given up 258 for a goal differential of +31. Their record against the spread is 54-42-0 while their over/under mark is 54-38-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 53-42-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 39-49-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 54-42-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 54-38-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/04/18 LW Erik Foley Concussion is out for season
05/09/19 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs San Jose
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/15/19 D Radim Simek Knee is out for season
Jaden Schwartz has scored 36 total points this year for the Blues. He has 11 goals this season with 183 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Ryan O'Reilly averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 28 goals on 234 attempts. He has 48 assists, giving him a total of 76 points on the year. Jordan Binnington has 24 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 807 shots against him and he's surrendered 59 goals. He's made 748 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Evander Kane has 56 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 30 goals this year with 268 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 18.4 minutes played per contest. Tomas Hertl averages 19 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 35 goals on 176 attempts. He has 39 assists, giving him a total of 74 points on the year. 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%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 99 total points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They've scored 244 goals while giving up 220 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 26th respectively. They have had 237 power play chances and scored 50 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the league. The Blues have given up 232 power play opportunities and surrendered 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.37% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 6th in the league with a total of 101 points this season. They have 57 power play goals on 241 chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 6th in the NHL. They've given up 234 power play opportunities and surrendered 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 14th overall. As a team, the Sharks are 2nd with a total of 289 goals scored while they've given up 258 goals this season, ranking 11th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.67%. As a unit they give up 28 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 31st overall in the NHL.
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 is 52.1% as they have 3,530 attempts while they have given up 3,246 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time, which is 13th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. That is 19th overall 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 ranks them 6th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,615 hits and they have blocked 1,138 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Sharks are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.9% for the season, which is 29th 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 is 15th in the league. On defense San Jose has 1,574 hits and they have blocked 1,077 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. 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 of 54.1% ranks 3rd as they have 3,812 attempts while they have given up 3,236 shots on the defensive end.
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