St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Saturday November 17th, 10:30 pm ET
The St. Louis Blues visit San Jose to take on the Sharks in the final game of a three-game road trip.
A night after playing the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena, the St. Louis Blues are forced to head to San Jose to play the Sharks in a crucial Western Conference battle. The Blues have won just one of their first four games on the road and will be looking to improve on that record in California.
The Blues find themselves near the bottom of the conference in what has been a disappointing start to the season. While Ryan O’Reilly has looked terrific picking up 21 points through the first 15 games, the team has struggled to find the back of the net at times. Tyler Bozak has been a welcomed addition to the squad this season, but he also hasn’t done enough to ensure his team finish where fans and players expected.
San Jose has lost just two of their first eight games at the SAP Center and will look to continue their run of fine form on home ice. Considering the Blues will have been in action on Friday night, they will be heartbroken with anything less than two points on Saturday.
The Sharks have had some terrible defensive performances at times this year, prompting the likes of Logan Couture to speak out. With Erik Karlsson and Brent Burns leading the way at the back, they should find their groove sooner rather than later but that remains to be seen. St. Louis hasn’t been very prolific in front of net so Saturday could be the perfect opportunity to prove why many picked the Sharks to win the Stanley Cup coming into the campaign.
St. Louis will be a tired team in this contest and could pay the price against a Sharks side looking to validate their Western Conference credentials.
- San Jose to win in regulation
The home side should cruise to victory in this one on home ice against a struggling team playing in the second half of a back-to-back.
Head to Head
The St. Louis Blues crushed the San Jose Sharks last Friday 4-0 on home ice. However, San Jose won two of three contests between these teams last year – including both games at the SAP Center.
- St. Louis is 9-6 ATS through their first 15 games.
- St. Louis has hit the over eight times through their first 15 games.
- San Jose is 5-13 ATS through their first 18 games of the season.
- San Jose has hit the over 10 times through their first 18 games of the season.