St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks - 4/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks - 4/21/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (30-34-12) vs St. Louis Blues (46-20-11)

Game Info: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +150 / St. Louis Blues -188 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Jose Sharks host the St. Louis Blues in Thursday NHL Action.

The St. Louis Blues come into this road contest with an overall record of 46-20-11. Through 77 games, the Blues are 2nd in the Central Division. On the season, they have found the net 290 times, good for a rank of 4th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, St. Louis is the 11th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.84 goals per game. So far, the Blues have a strength of schedule rating of 26th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 4th-ranked team in the NHL.

The San Jose Sharks get set to host the St. Louis Blues with an overall record of 30-34-12. This mark places them 7th in the Pacific division. Through 76 games, the Sharks have scored 198 goals, giving them an average of 2.58. This output gives them a rank of 28th among NHL teams. On defense, San Jose is the 20th-ranked unit, giving up 3.16 goals per contest. So far, the Sharks have played the 9th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account San Jose's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 25th in the NHL.

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Through 70 games, the St. Louis Blues goal and overall scoring leader is Vladimir Tarasenko with 78 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.9%. So far, 15.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Robert Thomas, who has 55 assists to go along with his 19 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +20.0. St. Louis's top goalie is Ville Husso, who is giving up an average of 2.46 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 23 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 71 games, the San Jose Sharks' goal and overall scoring leader is Timo Meier, with 73 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 10.8%. So far, 36.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Tomas Hertl, who has 34 assists to go along with his 28 goals. However, when on the ice the Sharks are -8.0 in scoring differential. San Jose's top goalie is James Reimer, who is giving up an average of 2.84 goals per game. In his 45 games played, he has turned in 28 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In St. Louis's 77 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-34-2. So far, taking the over when the Blues are playing away from home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 21-15-1. On the season, 61.0% of St. Louis's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 56% of the scoring coming from the Blues. Coming into this game, the Sharks have an over-under record of 31-44-1. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 15-22-1. On the season, 45.0% of San Jose's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 44.0% of the scoring coming from the Sharks. With an over-under betting line set at 6 goals, look for a big scoring night from the Blues to help lead this to a high-scoring contest. I recommend taking the over.

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