Blues at Sharks Game 4 - 5/21/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (58-30-11) at San Jose Sharks (56-32-9)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7:15 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -149 / St. Louis Blues +135 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday night for game four of the Western Conference Finals at the SAP Center.
The St. Louis Blues need a victory here in order to get back in the series and tie it up at 2-2. 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 30 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 39 goals on 520 shots faced and Jake Allen has given up zero goals on nine shots. Elliott has given up seven goals in his last three games.
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The San Jose Sharks can inch one game away from the Stanley Cup Finals by winning and taking a 3-1 lead. 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, Logan Couture has 13 assists and Brent Burns has 49 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 413 shots faced. Jones has given up two goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 20-8 in their last 28 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Conference Finals games. The Sharks are 6-0 in their last 6 home games and 3-11 in their last 14 Conference Finals games. The Blues are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in San Jose.
The Sharks continue to be the most impressive team in the postseason and have flat out dominated the Blues recently, which includes a shutout in the last two meetings. Hard not to take the Sharks here at home. Give me San Jose to take a 3-1 series lead.