Chicago Blackhawks vs. San Jose Sharks - 10/10/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (0-4) at Chicago Blackhawks (0-1)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -120 / San Jose Sharks +100 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Chicago Blackhawks meet Thursday in NHL action at the United Center.
The San Jose Sharks need a victory here to rebound from a rough 0-4-0 start to the season. The San Jose Sharks are averaging one goal per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with one goal, Brent Burns has two assists and Kevin Labanc has 13 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing four goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up four goals on 39 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 12 goals on 82 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in 12 of their last 14 games.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a victory after losing their season opener to the Philadelphia Flyers. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 50 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with one goal, Erik Gustafsson has two assists and Alex DeBrincat has four shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing four goals per game and are killing 66.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up four goals on 38 shots faced. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in six of their last seven games.
The Sharks are 8-20 in their last 28 vs. Western Conference, 6-22 in their last 28 games as an underdog and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games, 7-3 in their last 10 games as a home favorite and 13-39 in their last 52 vs. Pacific. The under is 6-2 in Sharks last 8 overall. The over is 21-5-1 in Blackhawks last 27 home games. The Sharks are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Chicago.
The San Jose Sharks have done absolutely nothing through four games, as the offense isn't finding the back of the net and both goalies have had issues stoping the puck. The Chicago Blackhawks haven't played in a while due to their season opener being at the O2 Arena, so they should be rested and have been money as a home favorite dating back toward the end of last year. The Sharks haven seven of the last 10 meetings against the Blackhawks, but taking Chicago at home for the cheap price seems like the play. I'm not trying to get behind these Sharks in their current form.