Blues vs Sharks NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Blues vs Sharks NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on May 18, 2019

The St. Louis Blues tied up the NHL Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-1 Game 4 win. On Sunday night, the San Jose Sharks attempt to take a 3-2 series lead at home. Will the Sharks prevail or will the Blues win this key Game 5? Check out NHL Playoff betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Blues-Sharks Game 5!

Blues vs Sharks NHL Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why St. Louis Blues are a good bet to win at +120?

If not for a non-call foul in Game 3, the Blues might be up 3 games to 1 over the San Jose Sharks. The non-call hand pass led to San Jose’s 5-4 Game 3 victory. If not for the hand pass St. Louis might have won.

Even though the non-call led to disappointment, the Blues bounced back in Game 4 with an impressive 2-1 win. St. Louis could carry the momentum from that victory into Game 5.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.5
  • Shots For: 30.7
  • Power Plays: 21%
  • Face-Offs: 51.9%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.4
  • Shots Against: 31.6
  • Penalty Kills: 82.8%
  • Shutouts: 6

Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win at -140?

Although San Jose lost Game 4, they played very well. The Sharks out shot St. Louis 30-22. They also scored the only goal in the third period when Tomas Hertl knocked it in from an assist by Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson.

Now headed home, San Jose has the edge. The Sharks are 32-14-3-2 at home. In Game 1, they dominated St. Louis 6-3. San Jose has a big shot to win this Game 5 on Sunday afternoon.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.5
  • Shots For: 33
  • Power Plays: 23.7%
  • Face-Offs: 50.3%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.1
  • Shots Against: 28.3
  • Penalty Kills: 80.8%
  • Shutouts: 4

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for San Jose Sharks vs St. Louis Blues

  • Blues are 8-2 in their last 10 games as an underdog
  • Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest
  • Blues are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a road underdog
  • Sharks are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite of -110 to -150
  • Sharks are 9-3 in their last 12 games as a home favorite
  • Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 home games

Blues vs Sharks Game 5 NHL Betting Analysis

The St. Louis Blues showed great resolve after the non-call in Game 3 cost them the victory. The Blues played excellent defense on their way to a Game 4 win. However, San Jose has a real shot to turn the tables on May 19.

The Sharks are an excellent home team. They often win on their own ice. Not only that, but they played well enough to upset the Blues in Game 4. San Jose picked it up in the third. It just wasn’t enough to force overtime. The Sharks will make amends on Sunday afternoon. They should handle the Blues as the home favorite in this key Game 5. San Jose wins.

NHL Free Pick: Sharks -140