The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues dance for perhaps the last time this season on Tuesday, May 21. St. Louis has a 3 games to 2 series lead. Will the Blues close out the Sharks on their home ice? Or, will the Sharks extend the series? Check out our NHL Playoffs betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Sharks-Blues Game 6!
Sharks vs Blues NHL Playoffs Game 6 Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm ET
- Where: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, MO
- TV: NBCSN
- Radio: Blues / Sharks
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- Moneyline Odds: Sharks -170
Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win at +140?
San Jose has lost 3 of the last 4 games. The Sharks were desperately close to losing Game 3 as well. If not for an illegal hand pass they might not have beaten St. Louis 5-4 in overtime.
Although all of that’s true, San Jose has faced adversity during the playoffs before and survived. They were down 3 goals to 0 in Game 7 versus Vegas in the firs round. San Jose scored 4 goals in the third period and then beat Vegas in overtime. They had to win 2-of-3 against Colorado to advance. The Sharks step it up when they must. They can win on Tuesday night.
- Goals For: 3.5
- Shots For: 33
- Power Plays: 23.7%
- Face-Offs: 50.3%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 28.3
- Penalty Kills: 80.8%
- Shutouts: 4
Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at -170?
Teams with less character might have folded after losing a game due to a non-call. Not the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis eked out a 2-1 Game 4 win. They then blasted the Sharks 5-0 on the road in Game 5.
St. Louis is on a roll. They appear to have figured out the Sharks. Unless San Jose comes up with something different on May 21, the St. Louis Blues should easily beat the Sharks again. The Blues are in a great position to close out the series.
- Goals For: 2.5
- Shots For: 30.7
- Power Plays: 21%
- Face-Offs: 51.9%
- Goals Against: 2.4
- Shots Against: 31.6
- Penalty Kills: 82.8%
- Shutouts: 6
NHL Betting Trends for Sharks vs Blues
- Sharks are 9-4 in their last 13 overall
- Sharks are 9-4 in their last 13 versus the Western Conference
- Home team is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings
- Blues are 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 5 goals or more in their previous game
- Blues are 6-2 in their last 8 versus the Pacific Division
- Blues are 18-7 in their last 25 home games
Sharks vs Blues Game 6 NHL Betting Analysis
St. Louis have taken control of the series because injuries have hit the San Jose Sharks. Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, and Erik Karlsson are all listed as questionable. Not having Karlsson especially could really hurt the Sharks.
Karlsson only played around 10 minutes in Game 5. Without Karlsson on the ice, the Blues had their way with the Sharks’ defense. Karlsson played over 25 minutes in the 1-2 Game 4 loss. If Karlsson can’t play more than 25 minutes on Tuesday night, San Jose has no shot.
San Jose has yet to give an update on Karlsson’s availability. Even if he plays, it’s hard to see him at 100%. That gives the advantage to the Blues. St. Louis wins and moves on to the Stanley Cup Finals.
NHL Betting Pick: Blues -170