St. Louis Blues vs San Jose Sharks Predictions for Western Conference Finals Game 1

Mike Esposito
St Louis Blues v San Jose Sharks
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The St. Louis Blues and the San Jose Sharks take the ice for Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday night. The Sharks are favored at home (-125), according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with puck drop scheduled for 8 p.m. EST.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Game 1.

Blues vs Sharks Predictions

Sports Interaction

Payton Matthews, of Sports Interaction, predicts that San Jose will win Game 1 by a 3-2 score. He points out that the Sharks won two of the three games they played against the Blues during the regular season, with both wins coming on home ice.

Winners and Whiners

David Hess, of Winners and Whiners, also predicts that the Sharks will take Game 1. He uses two key trends to support his prediction – the Sharks are 39-19 in their last 58 playoff games as a favorite, while the Blues are 7-15 in their last 22 playoff games as an underdog of +110 to +150.


Jason Green, of StatSalt, also predicts that the Sharks will have a 1-0 series lead by the end of the night. One key trend he points out is that San Jose is 5-0 straight up in its last five games as a home favorite of -110 to -150.

That's a clean sweep with all three experts picking the Sharks to win Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals.

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