NHL Pro Hockey Sports Betting Odds Previews for Thursday May 19th 2016

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The NHL playoffs will continue on Thursday May 19th with a single game over national television to the satisfaction of pro hockey bettors worldwide.

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The scene moves out west in the Western conference finals as the San Jose Sharks host the St Louis Blues in Game 3. The Sharks and Blues get things started from San Jose at 9PM Eastern Time and NBC Sports Network has the coast to coast broadcast.

The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side San Jose Sharks favored by -145 odds with the return on the road underdog St Louis Blues at +125 odds. The goal total came in at five.

The San Jose Sharks have evened up this best of seven series at 1-1 following their 4-0 road win at St Louis on Tuesday as a +113 underdog in Game 2 with the total staying under five goals. The Sharks scored a goal in each period. They were up 3-0 late and scored an empty net goal at 19:41 of the third period. St Louis was disappointing on the power play going 0 of 6 in defeat. Both teams have had a history of disappointing early round exits in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sharks goalie and former LA King Martin Jones earned the shutout victory. It was Jones in net for San Jose when he shut out the Nashville Predators in Game 7 of their just concluded conference semifinal round. Jones got some support from his offense with the Sharks coasting 3-0 during the third period after Brent Burns scored his second power play goal of the game at 11:58. The Sharks finished 2 of 5 on the man advantage in the victory. Each power play goal by Burns came after a minor penalty by Blues Troy Brouwer.

St Louis earned the 2-1 home victory to open up the Western conference finals as a -127 wagering favorite. San Jose failed to convert on their power play chances in defeat. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer has led the New Jersey Devils to a Stanley Cup appearance where they eventually lost to the LA Kings.

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