St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (19-21-4) at St. Louis Blues (26-10-7)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -185 / San Jose Sharks +166 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The San Jose Sharks ned a win after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 15.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Tomas Hertl leads San Jose with 15 goals, Erik Karlsson has 25 assists and Brent Burns has 124 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 88.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 44 goals on 460 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 89 goals on 828 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed two or less goals in four of their last five games.
The St. Louis Blues need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 17 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 30 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 75 goals on 897 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 33 goals on 436 shots. The St. Louis Blues have allowed a combined 15 goals in their last three games.
The Sharks are 11-5 in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 4-12 in their last 16 overall. The Blues are 5-0 in their last 5 home games, 8-1 in their last 9 games as a favorite and 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 5-1 in Sharks last 6 road games. The over is 6-2 in Blues last 8 home games. The Sharks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues have won five of the last six meetings against the Sharks, and that includes a 5-2 victory a couple of weeks ago on the road. The San Jose Sharks are showing an improved effort defensively, but they're not getting the job done in the standings, so they're still a tough sell no matter how much plus money they're getting. The St. Louis Blues will get the train back on the tracks rather quickly, and I'll side with the PL for added value in this spot.