At the onset the Western Conference Final was seen as an NHL Betting online even series between San Jose and St. Louis. Both teams have shown depth, good goaltending, and quality coaching. In turn home ice is not quite the advantage as the typical stereotype for these teams. As a matter of fact, the Blues have thrived on the road while struggling somewhat at home. Coaches Peter DeBoer of the Sharks and Craig Berube of the Blues know about keeping an even keel. This has made their teams consistent at the high pressure point of the year.
San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3
Date and Time: Friday, May 17, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Sharks vs. Blues TV Coverage: NBCSN
Western Conference Final Series Update
This best of seven series is tied at one game each after a split in the first two tilts at San Jose. First the Sharks dominated game one with a 6-3 win that went over the total at the Shark Tank. Second game went to the Blues 4-2 as over the total hit for the second straight time. Game four will be at St. Louis with game five at San Jose. If necessary, game six is at St. Louis with game seven back at the Shark Tank.
Series so Far
Game one was all San Jose as the Sharks peppered Blues rookie sensation goaltender Jordan Binnington for five goals on 24 shots in a 6-3 win. Extending the Sharks success was Timo Maier and Logan Couture. Both players lit the lamp twice while adding one assist. Gustav Nyquist added two assists. And goaltender Martin Jones stopped 28 out of 31 shots. Following that was an impressive 4-2 Blues win to even the series. Binnington recovered nicely to stop 24 out of 26 shots. Leading the Blues was Joel Edmondson with two goals and two assists.
Fashion the play of San Jose center Logan Couture. So far in the playoffs Couture has 13 goals with six assists and a plus eight. In fact, he has emerged as a top tier Conn Smythe trophy candidate for playoff most valuable player. Defenseman Brent Burns has five goals, 10 assists and a plus three as a top tier blue liner. St. Louis has been led in the playoffs by Jaden Schwartz with nine goals and four assists with a plus five.
San Jose and St. Louis Betting Trends
Late on the Sharks have been in the red as an NHL Betting online on the road. San Jose has lost seven of their last 10 games away from the Shark Tank. Only two of their last eight road tilts went over the total. By contrast the Blues have been inconsistent on home ice in the playoffs. St. Louis has lost four of their last seven games at the Enterprise Center. Only one of their last six home games have gone over the total.
Sharks vs. Blues Head to Head vs. Spread at Enterprise Center
Enterprise Center has given the Blues a true home ice advantage against the Sharks. As an example, St Louis has scored four sportsbook wins in their last five home matchups with San Jose. Only two of the last seven between these teams at Enterprise Center have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation we have an even goaltending matchup between Binnington and Jones. Home ice is not a real NHL Betting online advantage in the playoffs for the Blues. As a result, the road team will offer the best value.
Sharks vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Picks
On this occasion the visiting Sharks will offer the best price.
Sharks vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Pick: San Jose Sharks
Sharks vs. Blues NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Sharks 4. Blues 2
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