Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks
According to NHL betting odds the Sharks are a -125 money line home favorite and the posted total is 5.5. The home team has won 12 of the last 15 meetings between these teams. These clubs have seen 7 of their last 10 meetings in San Jose go over the total.
Scoring Draught for the Sharks
San Jose enters tonight 7th in the NHL averaging 2.9 goals per game. The Sharks are also 1st in the NHL averaging 35.1 shots on goal per outing. However, they’ve ran into a bit of a dry spell of late pertaining to the goal scoring department. The Sharks have scored 1-goal or less in 4 of their last 5-games. They enter tonight losers of their last 3 in a row. San Jose has gone over the total in just 1 of their last 13-games. They’ve been extremely tough at home this season losing just 3 of their first 25-games in regulation time, and earning at least 1-point in 22 of their 25-games at the SAP Center. The Sharks enter tonight 2nd in the Pacific Division 11-points behind 1st place Anaheim, and 4th overall in the Western Conference.
A Much Needed Win
The defending Stanley Cup Chicago Blackhawks come off a much needed 5-2 win at Vancouver on Wednesday. The win snapped a 4-game losing skid, and was just their 3rd win in their last 12 road games. The Hawks remain the top scoring team in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game. Tonight will be the 3rd of 7-game consecutive road games for Chicago. The Hawks have seen 17 of their 27 road games this season go over the total. Chicago remains 1st in the Central Division, and 2nd overall in the Western Conference.
NHL Betting System
Let's take a look at some stats before we make our NHL picks. Any money line road underdog of between +100 to +200 that’s playing in the 2nd half of the season, they convert on 17.5% or better of the power play chances, and they’ve had 30 or more shots on goal in each of their last 5-games, has gone 29-12 (70.7%) in the last 5 season.
Free Pick: Chicago +105 over San Jose