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Moneyline favors Sharks in battle with Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks

San Jose Sharks
33-10-13 February 01, 2014, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 34-15-6

The San Jose Sharks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blackhawks arrive at SAP Center on Saturday.

The Sharks sport a record of 34-15-6 heading into this matchup, while the Blackhawks sit at 33-10-13 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-27-5 for the Sharks and 30-26 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Sharks as -124 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Sharks and the No. 5-ranked Blackhawks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -120 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

San Jose was a 4-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Flames. They lost as -140 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Jose's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.02 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.79 goals allowed. The Sharks power play is averaging 18.18% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 79.14% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago at Los Angeles, Monday, February 3rd
San Jose home to Philadelphia, Monday, February 3rd