The Blackhawks have excelled at home this season in NHL betting and that is why they are small home favorite in this game.
Bet on hockey has the Sharks playing the finale of a three-game road trip on Sunday. It is a tough spot for San Jose since they played last night at St. Louis. Back-to-back games are never easy so San Jose may be a bit weary for this NHL betting matchup in Chicago. The one positive bet on hockey trend for San Jose is that they have won 8 of the last 10 games against Chicago. That number needs to be looked at little closer though since Chicago has won the last two in bet on hockey results after losing the previous eight. The Hawks won 6-5 at home and 4-2 at San Jose in the last two meetings a year ago. Both of those games also went over the bet on hockey total.
San Jose can never be counted out on the road when you bet on hockey. The Sharks are very tough at home but they also have a winning record on the road in NHL betting. San Jose does a lot of things well that helps them be a team to follow as you bet on hockey. The Sharks are second in the NHL in fewest goals allowed as bet on hockey stats show. They are also in the Top 5 in the league in goals scored. When you are Top 5 in both of those two categories you are a dangerous team that can win at anytime. San Jose has been led in scoring this season by Patrick Marleau but it is balanced scoring attack. Evgeni Nabokov is playing well again in goal this bet on hockey season for San Jose and already has double-digit wins on the season.
The Blackhawks have been a better NHL betting play at home than on the road. Chicago has been very tough on home ice as bet on hockey stats show and that is not a huge surprise since it is never easy to go into Chicago and get a win. Chicago has been getting very good goaltending out of Cristobal Huet and Antti Niemi. The scoring is a bit down but getting Jonathan Toews should help. Patrick Kane has been leading the offensive charge so far this bet on hockey season for Chicago.