Sharks To Take Big Bite Out Of Blackhawks

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Dana Lane

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 9:25 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 9:25 PM UTC

With the post All-Star break games starting Tuesday night around the NHL, SBR handicapper Dana Lane will explain which team will be more ready to get the second half started at the SAP Center tonight as San Jose hosts Chicago.

2016-2017 NHL Season Record 52-43 (+14.30 units)

I hope everyone had a great All-Star break, but now it's time to get serious again as we continue to make money this season.  Last month we gave you more than 58% winners as we continue to grow our bankroll.  Our goal has always been to get to the 20-30-unit mark on the year, so we have some work to do on NHL picks but plenty of time to do it in.

The Chicago Blackhawks are trying to stop a two game losing streak as they start the second half in San Jose. The Blackhawks dropped a 5-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 24, a game in which the Lightning scored four 3rd-period goals after being down 2-1 in the second. Then Winnipeg handed the 'Hawks a 5-3 loss two nights later, another game where the Chiacgo gave up a lead in the third period. 

In its last three games. Chicago has given up nine goals in the final period.  Needless to say, three games is a trend that I need to see reversed before I have interest financially backing the Blackhawks.

The Sharks are rolling after winning six of their last seven games. A side note to this game is the apparent dislike between Jonathan Toews and Joe Thornton, which may serve the Sharks well tonight.  Toews has been heating up over the last month, while Thornton has been relatively quiet.  This may be the type of game to wake him up from scoring only six points in 13 January games.

You know I always like to bring revenge factors into my plays.  While the two teams have split their games this season, it was the Blackhawks who handed the Sharks a recent beating at the United Center 4-1.  You can bet that the Sharks will be focused on returning the favor. 

No matter how much teams play this angle down, there isn't one team among the Stanley Cup contenders that doesn't have revenge on the mind in a rematch, especially if the loss was convincing. Lets get the Sharks for a unit tonight on NHL odds to start the second half of the season.

NHL Free Pick: Sharks -155Best Line Offered: BookMaker

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