San Jose Sharks vs. Chicago Blackhawks - 11/25/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Blackhawks (11-8-2) at San Jose Sharks (13-8-0)
NHL Hockey: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 10:00 pm (SAP Center)
The Line: San Jose Sharks -117 / Chicago Blackhawks +106 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, NBCSN
The Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks meet late Wednesday night at the SAP Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for an impressive road victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.1 percent of their power plays. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 13 goals, Artemi Panarin has 14 assists and Artem Anisimov has 32 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their power play chances. Scott Darling has allowed 14 goals on 159 shots faced and Corey Crawford has given up 40 goals on 446 shots. Crawford has given up 10 goals in his last three games. Teuvo Teravainen is questionable with an upper-body injury.
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The San Jose Sharks hope to keep the puck rolling after winning their last six games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 13.6 percent of their power plays. Joe Pavelski leads San Jose with 12 goals, Joe Thornton has 11 assists and Brent Burns has 94 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 79.1 percent of their power play chances. Martin Jones has allowed 32 goals on 453 shots faced and Alex Stalock has given up 15 goals on 144 shots. Jones has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Blackhawks are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Pacific and 2-7 in their last 9 road games. The Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Blackhawks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose and the home team is 15-4 in the last 19 meetings.
The Sharks are flat out getting it done as of late and seem to be playing even better when they face winning teams. When you add in the fact the home team has owned the series over the years, the Sharks and the cheap price has to be the play here.