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Sharks get date with Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks are on a three-game winning streak against the San Jose Sharks as those teams prepare to meet at the United Center in NHL betting action on Sunday.

Overall the Blackhawks are 5-1 in their past six games against the Sharks dating back to 2011, with their first meeting of the season on tap for Sunday. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in their last two matchups.

The Sharks will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 13-2-5 this season, while the Blackhawks are 13-3-4. San Jose is 9-10-1 on the totals; Chicago is 10-10.

View San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting San Jose before puck drop in this match found them as 119-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Blackhawks rated this week at No. 1 and the Sharks sitting at No. 3.

The Sharks were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got San Jose at -165 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Predators on November 16. Bettors who backed the Predators at +160 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.65 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.25 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 21.43% while the Sharks defense kills off 83.05% of their penalties.

A few Sharks at Blackhawks trends to consider:
San Jose is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 9 games on the road
San Jose is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
San Jose is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Jose

Next up:
San Jose home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, November 21st
Chicago at Quebec, Tuesday, November 19th