Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks NHL Tips 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks (4-10-1, 8th in the Pacific Division) play the Chicago Blackhawks (4-6-3, 6th in the Central Division) at SAP Center on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The Sharks open this contest at -163 while the Blackhawks are priced at +147. The total has been set at 6.5. The Blackhawks cover 30.8% of the time, having gone 4-9 SU. The Sharks cover 26.7% of the time, going 4-11 straight up.
The Chicago Blackhawks head into this game holding a record of 4 victories and 6 losses, which is good for 6th in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 31 goals which is 15th in the West and 31st in the league. Their goal differential is -8, which is good for 24th in the league. The Blackhawks have a total of 11 pts, which is 25th in the league and 12th in the Western Conference. With regard to shots at the opposition, they have a total of 400 which is 15th in the Western Conference and 27th in the league. As a unit, Chicago currently has a total of 283 hits which has them averaging 21.8 per game. They have a total of 131 blocks for the year. The man looking after the goal for is Robin Lehner from Ostrava, Czechoslovakia. He is 28 years old and has totaled 432 mins protecting the goal for the campaign. is allowing 2.22 goals against average which ranks him 4th among West goalies and 9th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 16 goals. He has a save percentage of .939 which ranks him 2nd among West goalies.
The Chicago Blackhawks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in their last contest. The Blackhawks had a middle of the road offensive outing in this victory. In their game, they finished 3 of the 37 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Chicago racked up 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Blackhawks was 40 and the Corsi against was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.0%. They earned 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost 22 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 52.3% and they had a PDO of 105.2 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Anaheim Ducks racked up 38 shots. They ended the game with 10 minutes in the box and they earned 4 power play opportunities.
The Sharks will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 4 victories and 10 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are sitting 15th in the conference and 30th in the league with -20. They currently have a total of 36 goals for the year which ranks them 13th in the conference. San Jose has a team save % of .881 which currently has them ranked 29th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 8.3% ranking them 11th in the Western Conference. In net for San Jose is Martin Jones who is having a tough campaign by giving up 3.52 goals per game and that has him ranked 16th in the Western Conference and 37th in the NHL. In the 596 mins he has been on the ice, he's allowed 35 goals. His save percentage is .887, which ranks him 16th in the Western Conference and 37th in the NHL.
The San Jose Sharks went up against the Vancouver Canucks in a game where the Sharks went home in defeat by a tally of 5 - 2. In this outing, San Jose earned a 50.7% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 35 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 34. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.2% with a Fenwick of 19 and the Canucks having earned a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that San Jose had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO at even strength of 86.6 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 40.0%. The Sharks converted 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play chances in this game but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Canucks had 4 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. San Jose gave way to 28 shots on goal and the Canucks had a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take San Jose (-163)
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