At the onset of the NHL betting online series between the Sharks and Blues most saw it as even. San Jose and St. Louis have depth at scoring and defense. Each has quality goaltending. And both are well led by excellent head coaches. Of little difference between the teams has been home ice. Ultimately this series will likely be won on intangibles. A lucky bounce or officiating decisions may ultimately prove decisive. As a result, this Western Conference Final series has been a pressure cooker. Especially pertinent is that there is no margin for error.
San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Game 6
Date and Time: Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Sharks||+1½ (-210)||5½ (+105)||+140|
|Blues||-1½ (+175)||5½ (-125)||-160|
Sharks vs. Blues TV Coverage: NBCSN
Western Conference Final Update
Now St. Louis leads this best of seven series 3-2. In other words, should the Blues win this game six they will advance to the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. If a game seven is necessary it will take place Thursday at San Jose. Game five was a dominating performance by St. Louis. To show the Blues won 5-0 at San Jose to take control of the series. Jaden Schwartz had the hat trick for St. Louis. Additionally, Vladimir Tarasenko added a goal and two assists. Blues netminder Jordan Binnington stopped all 21 shots for the shutout.
Berube Changes Mindset and Series
Owing to St. Louis coach Craig Berube’s leadership the Blues are one win away from their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970. After their 4-3 overtime loss in game three Berube took a stand. He told the players to focus on the next game and not whine about a missed call on the Sharks winning goal. He insisted that the team move forward. Hence, they won the next two games.
Sharks Struggle on the Playoff Road
Late on the Sharks have been in the red as a road team in post season. San Jose has lost six of their last nine NHL Betting online matchups on enemy ice. Only two of their last seven playoff road matchups have gone over the total.
Blues Home Ice Disadvantage
While there is the age-old adage about home ice advantage the Blues haven’t realized it. St. Louis has lost five of their last nine Offshore betting post season games at Enterprise Center. Only two of their last eight home playoff games have gone over the total.
Sharks Show Weak Bite at St. Louis
In the same way have the Sharks not shown ability to consistently get the money at Enterprise Center. San Jose has won two of their last six games at St. Louis. In the last six matchups between these teams at St. Louis over the total has paid only once.
Matchup to Watch
Last game the wear and tear of the playoffs was showing on the Sharks. For this reason, the stronger Blues make for a better NHL betting online selection. Enterprise Center should be crazy with the Blues on the cusp of the Stanley Cup Final.
Sharks vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Picks
As was previously noted the Sharks are not a reliable play at St. Louis
NHL Betting Online Pick: St. Louis Blues
NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Blues 3, Sharks 1
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