The Blackhawks won the first two games on the road in Stanley Cup betting and now they will try and put away the Sharks in Chicago.
2010 Stanley Cup odds favor the Blackhawks in Game 3 on Friday. Chicago is a -155 favorite with a total of 5.5. The Blackhawks dominated the Sharks in Game 2 and San Jose must find a way to turn things around quickly on Friday night or this series will be all but over. San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle is disappointed with his own team. "I mean, they're who we thought they were and they're doing what they're supposed to do," Boyle said, "We need to raise our game and have our top guys raise their games. They're doing what they're supposed to do."
Boyle really shouldn’t be surprised as top players like Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have never done anything in the playoffs. The last series when San Jose beat an aging Detroit team was the first time either player decided to show up in the playoffs. The Sharks say they have confidence but not many people outside of San Jose believe they can win. Friday night’s game is really the series for the Sharks. Even though Philadelphia came back from a 3-0 deficit against Boston in this year’s playoffs, teams that go down three games to none almost always lose the series.
The Sharks do have a couple positive trends in 2010 Stanley Cup odds for Friday’s game. The Sharks are 17-6 in their last 23 Friday games and the Sharks are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The Blackhawks are 44-18 in their last 62 games as a home favorite and they are 11-5 in their last 16 Stanley Cup betting games as a favorite.
If you are looking at the total in 2010 Stanley Cup odds then perhaps the over is the way to go. The Over is 6-2 in the Sharks last 8 overall. The Over is 6-2-2 in the Blackhawks last 10 overall. When these two teams meet, six of the last eight have gone over the total.