Western Conference Final St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Blues and Sharks to Battle NHL Betting Odds in Western Conference Final

May 9th, 2019 NHL Hockey, Sportsbook

For just the fourth time since 1970 the St. Louis Blues are in the Final Four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Extending this great accomplishment is the fact that the Blues were pronounced dead just four months ago.  St. Louis began the New Year with the worst record in the entire National Hockey League.  Not only were they bad but they lacked passion and fight.  But a raw rookie goaltender named Jordan Binnington and interim coach Craig Berube flipped their NHL Betting online script.  The Blues improbable run continues against the San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final.

Western Conference Final St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks

Date and Time:  Series opens, Saturday, May 11, 2019

Location:  Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri and SAP Center, San Jose, California

NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:

Blues+1½ (-250)5½ (+110)+105
Sharks-1½ (+210)5½ (-130)-125
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Blues vs. TV Coverage: NBCSN and NBC

Series Format

This is a best of seven series that will send the winner to the Stanley Cup Final.  Concurrently San Jose will host games one and two.  Following that will be games three and four at St. Louis.  If necessary, the Sharks would host game five, game six would be at St. Louis, with a game seven back at the Shark Tank.

St. Louis Blues Betting Trends

Home ice has been an NHL Betting online advantage for St. Louis.  As an example, the Blues have won 14 out of their last 20 games at Enterprise Center.  Only one of their last six home ice games have gone over the total.   Also, the Blues have shown well as a value on enemy ice.  St. Louis has come away with the cash in six of their last eight road tilts.  Just one of their last five in that role have gone under the total.

San Jose Sharks Betting Trends

As an illustration of the Sharks value at home they have won seven of their last nine at the SAP Center.  In their last 13 games at the Shark Tank over the total has hit 11 times.  By contrast San Jose has not had as good of sportsbook value on the road.  In their last seven road contests the Sharks have paid three times.  Only two of their last eight away tilts have gone over the total.

Blues vs. Sharks Head to Head Against Spread

Home ice has given the Sharks a slight edge in their matchups with the Blues.  To show San Jose has won seven of their last 12 games at SAP Center against St. Louis.  Only two of the last seven between these teams at the Shark Tank have gone over the total.  By contrast the Sharks have held their own at Enterprise Center.  In fact, San Jose has won seven of their last 12 games in the Gateway City.  None of the last four games between these teams at Enterprise Center have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

Above all this is an even NHL Betting online series.  The goaltending, scoring depth and defense corps have no decided advantage for either team.  Increasingly this series comes down to home ice and the Shark Tank.

Blues vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Picks

As was previously noted San Jose has a proven home ice advantage.   That seventh game could prove to be the ultimate difference maker.

Blues vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Pick:  San Jose Sharks

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