Sharks vs. Blackhawks - 3/14/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (40-21-6) at San Jose Sharks (34-26-8)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -111 / Chicago Blackhawks +101 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, CSNCAL, NHL
The Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks play Saturday afternoon at the SAP Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for another win after winning five of their last seven. The Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and have scored four goals in their last three games. The Chicago Blackhawks have two power play goals in their last six games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 27 goals, Jonathan Toews has 33 assists and Brandon Saad has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blackhawks are allowing 2.3 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Corey Crawford has allowed 100 goals on 1,310 shots faced and Scott Darling has given up 20 goals on 287 shots.
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The San Jose Sharks look to stay hot after winning four of their last five. The Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and have scored six goals in their last three games. The San Jose Sharks have three power play goals in their last three games and have won four straight when scoring at least three goals. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 32 goals, Logan Couture has 33 assists and Brent Burns has 205 shots on goal. Defensively, the Sharks are allowing 2.7 goals per game and have allowed a power play goal in six of their last 10 games. Antti Niemi has allowed 131 goals on 1,565 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 39 goals on 408 shots.
The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 19-8 in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sharks are 3-9 in their last 12 home games and 8-3 in their last 11 vs. Central. The Blackhawks are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in San Jose and the home team is 15-3 in the last 18 meetings.
Can the Sharks win a home game? Both teams are playing decent hockey as of late, which has me giving the slight edge to the home team.