Sharks vs Blues NHL Prediction, Pick and Preview, 03/02/23

Sharks vs Blues NHL Prediction, Pick and Preview, 03/02/23

 

Odds

Time 10:30 p.m. EST
Blues money line +105
Blues spread +1.5 (-255)
Sharks money line -116
Sharks spread -1.5 (+215)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues San Jose Sharks
Record 26-29-5 18-31-12
Road / home record 13-15-1 6-18-8
Streak L6 L3
Goals per game 3.00 2.93
Goals allowed per game 3.65 3.61
Shots per game 35.5 34.7
Shots allowed per game 26.5 26.2
PP % 20.6% 18.10%
PK % 18.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 34-20-6 36-24-1
 

Preview

The St. Louis Blues will face off against the San Jose Sharks on March 3rd, 2023, in a game that is crucial for both teams. The Blues are currently on a four-game losing streak and are looking to turn things around against the Sharks. The Sharks, on the other hand, have lost three games in a row and are struggling to find consistency this season. This article will provide an extended preview of both teams, including their recent form, injury report, scoring leaders, and team stats.

 

St Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues are in a difficult situation coming into this game against the San Jose Sharks. They have lost their last four games and have been struggling to find consistency. Despite this, the Blues have a talented roster with several key players who have been instrumental to their success this season.

Jordan Kyrou leads the team in points, with 54 points (25 goals and 29 assists) in 59 games. He has been a bright spot for the Blues this season, showcasing his speed, skill, and scoring ability. Pavel Buchnevich is second in points, with 39 points (18 goals and 21 assists) in 46 games. Buchnevich was acquired from the New York Rangers in the offseason and has been a great addition to the Blues' lineup.

Ryan O'Reilly has been a consistent performer for the Blues this season, with 44 points (16 goals and 28 assists) in 54 games. He has been a leader on and off the ice and is a key player in all situations. David Perron has also been a reliable scorer for the Blues, with 42 points (14 goals and 28 assists) in 58 games.

Despite their offensive firepower, the Blues have struggled defensively this season, allowing 3.20 goals per game. They will need to tighten up defensively to end their losing streak against the Sharks.

 

San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have also had a disappointing season, currently sitting seventh in the Pacific Division standings. However, they have several talented players who can cause problems for the Blues.

Erik Karlsson leads the Sharks in points, with 77 points (19 goals and 58 assists) in 60 games. He has been a dominant force on the blue line, showcasing his playmaking ability and offensive skills. Tomas Hertl is second in points, with 47 points (20 goals and 27 assists) in 54 games. Hertl has been a reliable scorer for the Sharks and can create scoring opportunities with his speed and skill.

Logan Couture has also been a consistent performer for the Sharks, with 44 points (15 goals and 29 assists) in 52 games. He is a leader on and off the ice and can be a dangerous scorer when given the chance. Timo Meier has also been a reliable scorer for the Sharks, with 40 points (19 goals and 21 assists) in 60 games.

Despite their offensive firepower, the Sharks have struggled defensively this season, allowing 3.19 goals per game. They will need to tighten up defensively to win this game against the Blues.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 4 of St Louis's last 5 games.

St Louis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

St Louis are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against San Jose.

St Louis are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games on the road.

St Louis are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against San Jose.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games.

San Jose are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Jose's last 13 games against St Louis.

San Jose are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Blues have had a difficult stretch of games, losing their last four games, and they will be motivated to turn things around against the Sharks. They have the offensive firepower to score goals and create opportunities, but they will need to tighten up defensively and limit the Sharks' chances to win this game.

On the other hand, the Sharks have struggled to find consistency this season, but they have some talented players who can cause problems for the Blues. They will need to tighten up defensively and limit the Blues' scoring opportunities to win this game.

In the end, we believe that the Blues will end their losing streak and come out with a win in this game. They have the talent and motivation to turn things around, and they will take advantage of the Sharks' defensive struggles.

 

PICK: Blues ML (+105)

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