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Blackhawks Haven't Been Losing to Same Team Twice

In a possible playoff series preview, the Blackhawks and Sharks face off in San Jose tonight for the first time since February. These teams fell on opposite ends of the success spectrum their last times out on the ice and it doesn’t take too many analytics and sabermetrics to divulge the Sharks fell on the happier of the two ends.

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 games as a moneyline favorite of -147 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Sharks' last 10 games at home.
  • The Blackhawks are 8-0 in their last 8 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.

The Sharks will be looking for more of the same after their 4-0 shutout of the Devils and the Blackhawks may be good fodder for that as they reel from their 5-0 shutout at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers.

San Jose has not been home much through the first quarter of the schedule but has reveled in the opportunity to play in the Shark Tank. The Sharks are 5-2-0 at home and are in the midst of a five-game home stand. The sun is up in San Jose and the Sharks are ready to make hay.

Chicago is just 2-6 in its last 8 games as an underdog against the Sharks and was a shutout victim when these teams last met.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the San Jose Sharks as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.8-1.4 win for the Sharks on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Sharks sit at 10-8-1 on the season; in comparison, the Chicago Blackhawks are currently 13-5-2. Looking to wager on the totals? San Jose is 2-14-3 OU, and Chicago is 7-8-5 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Jose vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 7-rated Chicago Blackhawks taking on the No. 5-rated San Jose Sharks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Jose Sharks No. 24-ranked offense (2.37 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.65 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 14.75% rate while the Blackhawks have a 68.25% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blackhawks were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

San Jose won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Devils on November 21. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -235 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chicago is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • San Jose is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 19 of San Jose's last 25 games
  • San Jose is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • San Jose is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Anaheim, Friday, November 25th
San Jose home to New York, Friday, November 25th

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