San Jose Sharks (6-7-1) at St. Louis Blues (9-5-2)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -200 / San Jose Sharks +170 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Thursday night.
The San Jose Sharks will try to build off of a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks in their last matchup. Logan Couture leads the Sharks in scoring with 13 points coming on 7 goals with 6 assists while Tomas Hertl and Evander Kane each have 10 points with Hertl posting 6 goals and 4 assists while Kane flipped and put up 4 goals and 6 assists. Timo Meier, Brent Burns and Ryan Donato all have 7 points with Burns and Donato logging 3 goals and 4 assists and Meier posting 2 goals and 5 helpers. Martin Hones has all 6 of San Jose’s wins this season with a 6-4 record and a 3.75 GAA.
The St. Louis Blues will try to rebound from a 1-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes in their last game. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 15 points coming on 5 goals and 10 assists while Ryan O’Reilly and Jordan Kyrou each have 14 points with O’Reilly posting 5 goals and 9 assists while Kyrou’s got 6 goals and 8 assists. Brayden Schenn has 13 points with 7 goals and 6 assists and Mike Hoffman has 10 points with 5 goals and 5 assists. Jordan Binnington has a team-high 7 wins and a 2.37 GAA in 12 appearances for the Blues this season.
San Jose is 5-12 in their last 17 road games and 0-6 in their last 6 games following a win while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. St. Louis is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record and 1-4 in their last 5 home games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite. San Jose is 1-6 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in St. Louis.
I think a case could be made for either side, as the Blues are the better team, but I’m not sure they beat up on the Sharks here and I’m not laying -200 either. But the Sharks haven’t been great this year and I’m not sure they’ll be able to pull it off here. Instead, I’m going to side with the under as I could easily see both goaltenders showing up to play here and having to stand on their heads to bail out their respective teams.