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San Jose SharksChicago Blackhawks
Dec 11, 7:00 PM | United Center

San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

15-10-1TEAM RECORD17-8-4

The Chicago Blackhawks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Sharks arrive at United Center on Sunday.

The Blackhawks currently sports a record of 17-8-4. The Sharks are 15-10-1. Betting totals have seen the Blackhawks post a 17-12 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Sharks have gone 13-13 against the number.

View San Jose vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Blackhawks as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Blackhawks) and the No. 6 (Sharks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.4% rate while the Sharks have a 74.4% rate on the penalty kill.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Blues on December 10. Bettors who backed the Blues at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Blackhawks were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -159 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 6-6-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Sharks at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games on the road
San Jose is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Jose's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Jose's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against San Jose
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next up:
San Jose at Colorado, Tuesday, December 13
Chicago at Minnesota, Wednesday, December 14

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