San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/8/21

San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/8/21 Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (14-8-3) at San Jose Sharks (8-11-3)

NHL Hockey: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks +135 / St. Louis Blues -149 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 11 goals, David Perron has 17 assists and Justin Faulk has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing three goals per game and are killing 74.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 49 goals on 533 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 24 goals on 212 shots.

The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 12 goals, Evander Kane has 11 assists and Timo Meier has 64 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 77.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 51 goals on 422 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 31 goals on 283 shots.

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The Blues are 9-2 in their last 11 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Sharks are 1-5 in their last 6 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 overall. The under is 12-4 in Blues last 16 Monday games. The over is 5-2 in Sharks last 7 overall. The Blues are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Jose and 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues have played their best hockey on the road this season and they're head and shoulders the better team in this matchup. The San Jose Sharks just can't get out of their own way and they're easily one of the worst defensive teams in the league. The Blues lit the Sharks up for seven goals when these clubs met a little over a week ago. I'll lay the rather reasonable price with the Blues on the road.

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Blues -149

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

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