San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/20/21

San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/20/21 Photo by Chris Brown-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (15-10-5) at San Jose Sharks (11-13-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 9:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks +126 / St. Louis Blues -140 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks meet in NHL action from the SAP Center on Saturday night.

The St. Louis Blues will look to build on a 2-1 shootout win that snapped a five-game losing streak last time out. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 29 points including 11 goals and a team-high 18 assists while Ryan O’Reilly has 27 points with 18 assists as well. Brayden Schenn has 24 points with a team-high 12 goals along with 12 assists. As a team, St. Louis is averaging 3 goals on 29.5 shots per game with a 19.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.2 goals against on 29.6 shots against per game with a 73.7% success rate on the PK this season.

The San Jose Sharks will look to rebound and snap a three-game losing streak after their loss to the Blues last time out. Evander Kane leads the Sharks in scoring with 26 points including a team-high 14 assists with 12 goals while Logan Couture has a team-high 13 goals with 9 assists for his 22 points. Timo Meier also has 13 assists as well this season. As a team, San Jose is averaging 2.8 goals per game on 29.9 shots per game with a 19.8% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.5 goals per game on 32.3 shots against per game with a 77.9% conversion rate on the PK.

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St. Louis is 1-5 in their last 6 games overall and 35-17 in their last 52 games following a win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite. San Jose is 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 games on no rest while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games overall. The favorite is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.

St. Louis is the better team on paper so I get them being favored on the road, but one win doesn’t do a whole lot for me and on the other side, well it’s hard to know what you’re going to get from the Sharks on a game to game basis. Instead, I’m going to switch gears from Friday and back the under as I can see another offensive struggle on both sides, especially with tired legs after the back-to-back.

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Chris’s Pick Under 6

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