Sharks vs Blackhawks Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 2/25/23
Chicago Blackhawks (20-32-5) vs. San Jose Sharks (18-30-11)
February 25, 2023 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks -175 / Chicago Blackhawks +141; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17 percent of their power play opportunities. Max Domi leads Chicago with 15 goals, Patrick Kane has 27 assists and Seth Jones has 118 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 76.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 93 goals on 810 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 48 goals on 453 shots.
The San Jose Sharks Betting Preview
The San Jose Sharks are averaging 3 goals per game and are scoring on 19.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 31 goals, Erik Karlsson has 55 assists and Logan Couture has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.6 goals per game and are killing 83.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Kaapo Kahkonen has allowed 84 goals on 719 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 93 goals on 883 shots.
Blackhawks vs Sharks Trends
The Blackhawks are 17-36 in their last 53 road games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The Sharks are 14-37 in their last 51 home games and 21-55 in their last 76 overall. The over is 4-1 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Sharks last 8 overall. The Blackhawks are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in San Jose and 4-9 in the last 13 meetings. The favorite is 42-16 in the last 58 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The San Jose Sharks are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home, but the bottom line is I’m not eager to back either of these teams in the favorite role. Inf act, you can argue the Blackhawks are the better team here. Also, no team has hurt bettors more this season than the Sharks. Give me the Blackhawks and the plus money if forced to pick.