Originally posted on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 4/12/12

We have one quick hitter today on Pick The Winner: The Playoff Edition.

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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 Sharks last 11 road games vs a team with a home winning % greater than .600.

Also note that the UNDER is 19-7-8 in the Blues last 34 vs a team with a winning record and the UNDER is 38-15-18 in their last 71 games overall. Disregarding "pushes" the UNDER hit 43 times for the Blues this year compared to the over at just 21. Look for the Blues to play a shutdown style tonight, and we should see a low scoring game. In the playoffs here I think we have value on the UNDER 5 goals tonight.

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Good luck and hopefully this one gets you on the plus side.

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