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Starts: Tue. May 21st @ 8:00 pm EST

Consensus Picks

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Displays which side the public is betting
SJ
15%
Picks
85%
STL
+1.5
15%
ATS
85%
-1.5
U
15%
5.5
85%
O

SBD Predicted Score

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A statistically-based calculation predicting how many points each team will score
SJ Score STL
3.34 - 3.44

Current Sharks vs Blues Odds

Odds History
SJ
STL
Moneyline Spread Total
+165 2.65 33/20 0.38 +1.5 -155 1.65 20/31 0.61 O 5.5 -105 1.95 20/21 0.51
-190 1.53 10/19 0.66 -1.5 +135 2.35 27/20 0.43 U 5.5 -115 1.87 20/23 0.53
Moneyline Spread Total
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Moneyline Spread Total
+165 2.65 33/20 0.38 - -
-190 1.53 10/19 0.66 - -
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Matchup Overview

The San Jose Sharks are on the brink of elimination while the St. Louis Blues are on the verge of their first Stanley Cup final appearance since 1970.

If the Blues can win on home-ice tonight in Game 6, they will move on to meet the Boston Bruins in the Cup final. Game 6 between the Sharks and Blues goes at 8:00 pm ET this evening

Opening Odds for Game 6

After a dominant 5-0 win in San Jose in Game 5, the Blues opened around -150 on the moneyline with the Sharks at +130. It was the most lopsided opening line in this series to-date, and it has only moved in the Blues’ favor.

As of Tuesday morning, they were as short as -180 at some online sportsbooks.

Sharks vs Blues Statistical Comparison

San Jose
VS
St. Louis

46-27-9 (24-15-2 away) Reg. Season Record 45-28-9 (24-15-2 home)
10-9 (3-5 away) Playoff Record 11-7 (5-5 home)
3.5 (T 2nd) Goals Per Game (Reg. Season) 3.0 (15th)
3.00 (T3rd) Goals Per Game (Playoffs) 2.90 (5th)
3.00 (22nd) Goals Against Per Game (Reg. Season) 2.60 (T5th)
3.11 (14th) Goals Against Per Game (Playoffs) 2.50 (5th)
54.10 (3rd) Fenwick % (Reg. Season) 52.10 (7th)
49.91 (9th) Fenwick % (Playoffs) 51.80 (5th)
88.9 (31st) Save % (Reg. Season) 90.62 (16th)
89.61 (14th) Save % (Playoffs) 90.84 (10th)
 53.31 (7th) High-Danger Chances % (Reg. Season) 54.34 (5th)
47.51 (13th) High-Danger Chances % (Playoffs) 47.79 (12th)

Series Takeaways and Analysis

The Blues have been a markedly better team over the last two games. They took a 2-0 first-period lead in Game 4  and then held on for a 2-1 win.  While the Sharks wound up with a 30-22 advantage in shots on goal, they were clearly the second-best team early on and wound up chasing the game for the last 40 minutes.

St. Louis finished with more slot-shots and more rush scoring chances for the full 60 minutes.

Game 5 was even more convincing for the Blues. They once again jumped all over the Sharks in the opening stanza, leading 1-0 after the first and 3-0 after two. They generated a ludicrous 14 slot-shots after just 40 minutes.


Rookie St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington has turned his series around in Games 4 and 5, stopping 50 of 51 shots. He had given up 13 goals in the first three games of the series, combined.

Note that the Sharks are 4-0 in elimination games this postseason. They won three straight in the first round against Vegas to dig out of a 3-1 series hole.

They then won Game 7 against Colorado in round two on home-ice (3-2). In the four games, combined, they have outscored their opponents 15-9.