Blues vs Sharks Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 3/9/23
San Jose Sharks (19-34-12) vs. St. Louis Blues (27-31-5)
March 9, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Blues -122 / San Jose Sharks -102; Over/Under: +6.5
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The San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues meet Thursday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 22 goals, Erik Karlsson has 63 assists and Tomas Hertl has 139 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 105 goals on 869 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 107 goals on 1,019 shots.
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Jordan Kyrou leads St. Louis with 26 goals, Robert Thomas has 38 assists, and Justin Faulk has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 76.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 158 goals on 1,477 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has given up 55 goals on 540 shots.
The Sharks are 16-37 in their last 53 road games and 22-60 in their last 82 overall. The Blues are 7-19 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-8 in their last 9 overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Sharks last 14 overall. The over is 34-16-8 in Blues last 58 overall. The Sharks are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis and 5-16 in the last 21 meetings. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The favorite is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues continue to underachieve, and backing them in the favorite role doesn’t seem wise. However, the Sharks can’t win on the road, and they’ve been in worse shape all season. If there was a game the Blues can use to get back on track and stop the bleeding a bit, this would be it. Price is reasonable. Give me the Blues.