2/9/16 Free Expert NHL Hockey Picks and Predictions
San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks, February 9th 2016
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NHL Starting Goalies
- San Jose Sharks -> Martin Jones
Martin Jones was roughed up for five goals on 29 shots in the Sharks’ 6-2 loss to the Predators on Saturday night. Jones has been erratic lately, alternating good and bad starts over his past seven games. He has a 2.43 goals against average and .914 SV%.
- Chicago Blackhawks -> Corey Crawford
Corey Crawford turned away 36 shots in the Blackhawks’ 5-1 win against the Stars on Saturday night. He has been stellar this season, now with a 31-12-3 record, 2.15 goals against average and .930 SV%.
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San Jose currently ranks 4th overall in scoring, by no pucking surprise, netting 2.9 goals per game. Ranking 3rd in the league with the man advantage, the Sharks cash in 22.1 percent of their power play chances.
At the side of the barn however they are a joke. Sure Martin Jones is playing in his first full season but the defense in front of him is straight California trash. San Jose currently ran 21st in the NHL allowing 2.7 goals per game. In the penalty killing department the Sharks kill off 80% of their short-handed situations ranking 18th overall.
Ranking just two sports under the Sharks, the Hawks come in ranking 6th overall in scoring, averaging 2.8 goals per game. If that is not enough proof of how powerful this offense is, Chicago also ranks 6th on the power play lightning the lamp 20.7% of their chances.
More proof of how dangerous this Hawks team is. Chicago ranks 4th overall in goals against only allowing 2.3 goals per game. They are also 10th in the penalty killing department as they successfully kill off 82.8 percent of their shorthanded situations.
- 2-5 in their last seven games on two days rest
- 5-1 in their last six games on Tuesday
- 12-3 in their last 15 games after allowing two goals or less
- 21-6 in their last 27 games vs. Pacific 21-6 in their last 27 overall
Money Line Odds
- San Jose: (+130)
- Chicago: (-160)
Game Total Odds
- OVER 5.5 (+120)
- UNDER 5.5 (-160)
San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks and Predictions 2/9/16
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