Found April 12, 2012 on The Hockey Program:
We have one quick hitter today on Pick The Winner: The Playoff Edition. ========================================= San Jose Sharks @ St Louis Blues - UNDER 5 GOALS (-110) (Note: I'm risking 1.10 units to win 1 unit) These two teams have met 4 times this season in the regular season with St Louis winning 3 of the 4 meetings. Total scores in their meetings have included 4, 3, 1, and 6. The UNDER went 3-1, and the total of 6 goals was way back in October with the game being played in San Jose. In their two meetings in St Louis we saw 3-0 and 1-0 wins by St Louis. You may look at the Sharks line up and think that they would be one of the league's highest scoring teams, but the Sharks averaged just 2.67 goals per game on the season and just 2.46 goals per game on the road. St Louis averaged 2.51 goals per game while giving up just 1.89 against per game. At home the Blues goals against per game got even better at 1.68. Take note that the UNDER is 8-3 in the Shar...
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