St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21

St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/18/21 Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (1-1) at St. Louis Blues (1-1)

NHL Hockey: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues -150 / San Jose Sharks +125 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet Monday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.

The San Jose Sharks look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The San Jose Sharks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Hertl leads San Jose with three goals, Evander Kane has two assists and Logan Couture has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed eight goals on 61 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed zero goals on two shots.

The St. Louis Blues look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The St. Louis Blues are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Oskar Sundqvist leads St. Louis with two goals, Robert Thomas has two assists and Ryan O’Reilly has seven shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 4.5 goals per game and are killing 45.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed five goals on 51 shots and Ville Husso has allowed four goals on 14 shots.

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The Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The Blues are 0-6 in their last 6 home games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The over is 4-0 in Sharks last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blues last 5 home games. The Sharks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in St. Louis and 0-5 in the last 5 meetings. The home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

The San Jose Sharks have not only had no recent success against the Blues in recent meetings, but they've also been horrible dating back to last season in the underdog role. The St. Louis Blues also have to be eager to get back on the ice after getting waxed by the Colorado Avalanche, 0-8. I expect a motivated effort this time around from the Blues. I'll lay the reasonable price with the home team.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues -150

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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