Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks Prediction, 10/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs San Jose Sharks
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+160) Sharks (-190)
The San Jose Sharks will try to beat the Chicago Blackhawks at SAP Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have Chicago at +160 while San Jose is coming in at -190. The total is 7.
The Chicago Blackhawks will need a bounce back game after taking a 1-0 loss to the Golden Knights in their last outing. Chicago accumulated 6 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to score a goal. The Blackhawks had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the outing, they walked away having not converted any of the 27 shots they put on goal.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have earned 9 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have tallied 4 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks have seen 72 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .917. Chicago has tried 44 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 4.6%. When playing at even strength, the Blackhawks have conceded 2 goals while earning 0 themselves. Chicago comes into tonight with 5 power play opportunities and they have notched 2 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 40.00%. For the year, they have recorded 0 points. When talking about scoring goals, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 2 goals (24th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 6.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Petr Mrazek. During his career on the ice, Mrazek has earned 136 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .506. His save percentage is at .909 for his 16,550 minutes in the crease. Mrazek has seen 8,035 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 7,304 saves. Opponents have scored 731 goals versus Mrazek in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.65. He has accumulated a record of 140-103-31 and he has started in 269 games. Mrazek has been involved in 296 matchups throughout his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, San Jose faced the Predators in a matchup where the Sharks went home in defeat by a tally of 3-2. The Sharks notched 2 goals of the 33 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 out of those opportunities.
On the year, the San Jose Sharks have 3 goals. They have permitted 7 goals to be scored by way of 7 goals. The Sharks have scored 2 goals at even strength and 1 goal (17th in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have a total of 8 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 12.50%. San Jose has attempted 64 shots (6th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 4.69%, while allowing the opposition 50 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 100.00% on their opponents 7 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 86.0%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see James Reimer in net. Reimer has accumulated a career mark of 192-149-53 and has played in 434 games. Reimer's percentage of quality starts sits at 52.5% and he has qualified for 209 quality starts in his career. He has recorded 11,566 stops out of 12,670 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .913. The opposition is averaging 2.80 goals per game and he has relinquished 1,104 goals altogether. He has made the start in 398 games and has played 23,639 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose (-190)
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