Chicago favored by -152 against San Jose on Friday
San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks are already 2-0 against the San Jose Sharks so far this season as those Western Conference clubs prepare to hit the ice together in NHL betting action on Friday night.
Chicago beat San Jose 4-1 at home on February 15, which followed up their 5-3 road victory over the Sharks from February 5. Overall the Blackhawks are 5-5 over their last 10 games against the Sharks, with the OVER/UNDER going 6-4 in those 10 contests.
Chicago will face the 8-4-3 Sharks. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 5-10-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 4-10-1 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with the Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as -152 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sharks, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 18.6% rate while the Sharks have a 87.1% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, San Jose was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Blues. Bettors on San Jose at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Chicago at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 5-5
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Sharks at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Jose's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose
San Jose at Dallas, Saturday, February 23
Chicago home to Columbus, Sunday, February 24