San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Prediction

NHL San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 3/30/2024

The San Jose Sharks (16-48-8) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (39-29-4) on Saturday, March 30th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on NBCS. The Blues are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Sharks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The San Jose Sharks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Sharks have struggled mightily, entering this game with a record of 16-48-8. In the Western Conference, San Jose is in 16th place and 8th in the Pacific Division. Over their last ten games, the Sharks have gone just 1-9 and have lost five straight.

When playing on the road this year, San Jose has gone 6-27-4. As the underdog, the Sharks have gone 16-48-8 and have lost two straight as the underdog. In the Western Conference, San Jose has gone 8-32.

San Jose enters this game with a puck line record of 32-40 and their average scoring margin sits at -1.9 goals per game. So far, the Sharks have lost 40 games by more than one goal.

On the road, San Jose’s puck line record is at 16-21, and they have dropped five straight games vs. the puck line away from home. In their last ten road games, the Sharks have a puck line mark of 5-5.

The Sharks aim to bounce back following their 3-1 loss on the road to the Wild. In terms of offense, the Sharks faced a dry spell in the first and third periods against the Wild, but they managed to score one time in the second period. San Jose’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 27 shots on goal in total.

Coming in as the underdog, San Jose not only lost straight-up but also failed to cover the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6, with a combined total of 4 goals.

The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Blues have gone 22-12-2 and have been favored in 17 of their 36 games. In the Western Conference, St. Louis is 9th with 82 points and a record of 39-29-4. In the Central Division, they are in 5th place.

Over their last ten games, the Blues have gone 7-3 and have won three straight games as the favorite. In the conference, they have gone 23-19 for the year.

When playing at home, the Blues have gone 25-11 against the puck line this season, and they have a puck line record of 44-28 overall. So far this year, St. Louis has seen 24 of their wins come by multiple goals.

St. Louis has gone 9-1 against the puck line in their last ten games and 36-19 against the puck line as the underdog. They have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game at home, and their puck line record vs. the Sharks is 3-0 in their last three meetings.

In their most recent game, the Blues faced the Flames and came out victorious with a score of 5-3. Facing off against the Flames’ defense, the Blues offense scored in all three periods. Of St. Louis’ five goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 19 shots on goal and seven giveaways.

St. Louis also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 8 goals.

San Jose Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Sharks are averaging 2.2 goals per game which is 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 32nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Sharks offense is 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 31st in the NHL.

This season, the Sharks’ have an over/under record of 33-36-3. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.

Blues Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Blues are averaging 2.9 goals per game which is 25th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. So far this year, the Blues are 13-9 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 25-18 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The Blues’ over/under record this season is 30-35-7. For the season, they have had 30 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

San Jose Team Defense

Defensively, the Sharks come into the season ranked 2nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 33.8 shots per game against San Jose. For the season, they are ranked 31st in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

Defensively, the Blues are currently 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.1 shots per game against St. Louis. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

Sharks vs Blues Trends

  • Across the Sharks last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 1-9 straight-up.
  • In their last five home games, St. Louis has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 5-0 vs. the spread.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Blues have a straight up record of 5-5 and an puck line mark of 7-3.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Sharks have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 3-7.

Sharks vs Blues Prediction

If you’re interested in a pure moneyline wager, then the Blues is the preferred option. However, with a payout of -326, it might be worth considering this bet as a component of a larger parlay.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Sharks to cover. Even in the event of a Blues victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Sharks should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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