Sharks at Blues Game 2 - 5/17/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Jose Sharks (54-32-9) at St. Louis Blues (58-28-11)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -135 / San Jose Sharks +115 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues square off Tuesday night for game two of the Western Conference Finals at the Scottrade Center.
The San Jose Sharks hope to tie this series up at 1-1 before flying back to California. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.5 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with nine goals, Brent Burns has 12 assists and Logan Couture has 34 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 30 goals on 365 shots faced. Jones has given up six goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues can take a nice 2-0 series lead with yet another home victory here. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.5 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with seven goals, Robby Fabbri has 10 assists and David Backes has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.1 percent of their power play chances. Brian Elliott has allowed 33 goals on 483 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up zero goals on seven shots. Elliott has given up five goals in his last three games.
The Sharks are 0-4 in their last 4 road games and 10-3 in their last 13 Tuesday games. The Blues are 41-19 in their last 60 Tuesday games and 5-2 in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
I like the way the Blues have played as of late, and they really took it to the Sharks in game one. Also, San Jose has lost four straight on the road, which has to count for something. I expect a better played game from the road team, but I like the Blues to go up 2-0 in this series.