In A Big Day In Hockey, Blues And Sharks Look Sharp

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 4:12 AM UTC

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 4:12 AM UTC

Tuesday night is loaded with rock'em, sock'em hockey action. gives you a from row seat to many of tonight's best battles, including these two.

<h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong>The Blues Find the Right Notes in Slowing Arizona</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds">Arizona (34-30-5, 34-35 SU) at St. Louis (36-25-7, 36-32 SU)</a><br />Tuesday, 8:05 pm ET<br />Free NHL Pick: Blues ML<br />Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook!">5Dimes</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3493401, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,19,1096,999996], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>This contest features two West Division teams in the think of the postseason and both look to continue to win to improve their positioning.</p><p>After a highly successful 6-1 homestand, Arizona is making a quick trip into the Midwest. Last night the Coyotes were in the Windy City and lost 6-1 to the Blackhawks. That gives Arizona a 9-3 record since they were blanked 4-0 by St. Louis in Glendale on Valentine's Day.</p><p>The Blues are only 4-5 SU since their sensational 11-game win streak and have held on to their third place status and within striking distance of Nashville and Winnipeg for a higher spot in the Central.</p><p>The beginning <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live NHL Odds Board">NHL odds</a> have the Blues as -180 money line favorites, in spite of being a better road team than a home club at just 17-16 SU. When St. Louis was whipping everyone in their path, their defense was playing as well as anyone in the league, however, lately, aside from shutting out a crummy Kings bunch, they have conceded 16 goals in their other four most recent encounter.</p><p>Before the Valentine's Day massacre at home, in Arizona's three latest contests against the Blues, they had won all of them decisively, by a total score of 17-3. The Coyotes went into Monday night tied with St. Louis for the fewest goals allowed at 2.75 goals allowed.</p><p>Though the Yotes have upset potential as an underdog, since they are 4-1 of late, the Blues appear in a better spot and they have won six of last seven meetings near The Arch and the favorite is 22-7.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;NOPE! &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;9 de março de 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong>Sharks Pressure Wears Down Winnipeg</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center;"><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Game Odds">San Jose (42-19-8, 42-27 SU) at Winnipeg (40-24-4, 40-28 SU)</a><br />Tuesday, 8:05 pm ET (ESPN+)<br />Free NHL Pick: Sharks ML<br />Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Sportsbook!">5Dimes</a></strong></p><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3493395, "sportsbooksIds":[238,93,19,1096,999996], "LineTypeId":2, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p><p>Winnipeg has treaded water for some time now. The Jets are 6-10 SU and only either maintained or fallen slightly behind Nashville at different points because the Predators have not been much better. If Winnipeg does not have their A-Game Tuesday night, they could well lose another.</p><p>Some of you making <a href="" target="_blank" title="More NHL Picks">NHL picks </a>might have forgotten by now that San Jose was betting choices by sportsbooks to reach the Stanley Cup Finals after the traded for defensemen Erik Karlsson. For a good chunk of this season, the Sharks were far from menacing and had no bite. And while their defense is still rather lackluster at No. 18, San Jose's No.2 scoring offense places pressure on all opposing teams for 60 minutes and more if needed.</p><p>The Sharks are 14-4 after handling Minnesota 3-0 on Monday and they like Winnipeg realize the importance of this confrontation since this could be a West Finals matchup and any late-season edge a team can grab might pay dividends later.</p><p>Despite the Jets having one of the better home-ice advantages at 22-8-4, San Jose has comfortably controlled the action at the Bell MTS Place and is 11-4 there, which included a 3-2 win their 31 days ago.</p><p>The visitor is a sharp 8-3 in this series and with San Jose on top of their game and the Jets just little off course, the Sharks are our play.</p>
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