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San Jose Sharks vs Chicago Blackhawks 4/23/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Chicago Blackhawks (26-41-11) vs. San Jose Sharks (30-35-12)
April 23, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: San Jose Sharks -141 / Chicago Blackhawks +120; Over/Under: +6
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The Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks meet Saturday in NHL action at the SAP Center. The Chicago Blackhawks need a win after losing 11 of their last 13 games. The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing 11 of their last 12 games.

The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 20.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 40 goals, Patrick Kane has 65 assists and Seth Jones has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 75.1 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Collin Delia has given up 19 goals on 182 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 98 goals on 880 shots.

The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Timo Meier leads San Jose with 33 goals, Brent Burns has 42 assists and Thomas Hertl has 195 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 85.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Adin Hill has allowed 61 goals on 648 shots faced, and James Reimer has allowed 120 goals on 1,373 shots.

The Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 16-36 in their last 52 overall. The Sharks are 1-4 in their last 5 home games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The over is 19-7-1 in Blackhawks last 27 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Sharks last 9 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in San Jose and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.

The San Jose Sharks should get the benefit of the doubt because they’re at home, and they’ve gotten the better of the Blackhawks in past meetings. However, neither of these teams have anything to play for at this point, and they’re in absolute brutal form right now. I’m not looking to back either side in the favorite role. If forced to pick, I’m taking my chances with the Blackhawks and the more favorable price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Chicago Blackhawks +120
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