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Blackhawks Have Thrived on Second Half of Back-to-Backs

Taking a team that’s playing its second half of a back-to-back is normally a fairly weak play but the Chicago Blackhawks have been denying common sense. They are 9-4 in their last 13 games when playing their second game in as many days and have been one of the best home teams in the league this year. The Sharks have been coming on as well but they would be wise not to underestimate this veteran ‘Hawks team.

SHARK BITES
  • The Sharks are 2-8 in their last 10 games on the road against the Blackhawks.
  • The Blackhawks are 12-4 in their last 16 games at home.
  • The visiting team is 4-0 on the puckline in its last 4 games in this matchup.

These guys have met just once this season in a game at the Shark Tank that San Jose took 2-1. The Sharks have been a much better team since that date with the ‘Hawks and now sit atop the Pacific division. Chicago has a significant lead in the Central right now and a win on the second half of a back-to-back today will go a long way in their effort to bolster their top position.

With Chicago’s win last night, both these teams are on four-game win streaks right now so they’ll be jockeying for more than just the top spot in the Western Conference when they square off today.

San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Blackhawks currently sport a record of 21-8-4. The San Jose Sharks are 19-11-1. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 8-16-6 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sharks have gone 4-17-7 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs San Jose injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 13-rated San Jose Sharks taking on the No. 18-rated Chicago Blackhawks in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.85 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.19 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 18.45% while the Sharks defense kills off 81.93% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Jose was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Hurricanes. They won as favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Blackhawks were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • San Jose is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 6 games
  • San Jose is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Chicago is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games
  • Chicago is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Jose home to Calgary, Tuesday, December 20th
Chicago home to Ottawa, Tuesday, December 20th

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