San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/5/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Chicago Blackhawks (4-6-3) at San Jose Sharks (4-10-1)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -163 / Chicago Blackhawks +147 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks meet Tuesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 9.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with four goals, Erik Gustafsson has four assists and Alex DeBrincat has 38 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 22 goals on 204 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 16 goals on 262 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or more goals in five of their last eight games.
The San Jose Sharks could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with eight goals, Brent Burns has 11 assists and Logan Couture has 33 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 90.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Aaron Dell has given up 19 goals on 156 shots faced and Martin Jones has allowed 35 goals on 311 shots. The San Jose Sharks have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last eight games.
The Blackhawks are 40-82 in their last 122 games as an underdog, 8-22 in their last 30 games playing on 1 days rest and 8-20 in their last 28 overall. The Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a home favorite and 2-5 in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest. The under is 12-2 in Blackhawks last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 4-1 in Sharks last 5 games as a favorite. The Blackhawks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The Blackhawks are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in San Jose. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams are playing downright awful hockey, mainly on the defensive end where they both have trouble keeping the puck out of the net. The San Jose Sharks have won seven of the last 10 meetings against the Blackhawks and should have the edge on their home ice. However, I'm not laying juice with the Sharks with their defensive effort bing what it is and with them riding a five-game losing streak. If forced to pick this game, the value would be with the Blackhawks and the plus money. However, leaving this game alone is probably the best option.