On March 11, San Jose Sharks will travel to Chicago to play against the local Blackhawks in United Center. Will the hockey players of these clubs be able to please us with bright and dynamic hockey? Or will they minimize risks and try to play from defense? – Read it out in our prediction
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San Jose Sharks
It is safe to say that the Sharks have failed the 2019/2020 season. At the moment they occupy the penultimate, 14th place in the standings of the Western Conference. It should be noted that the team San Jose Sharks has a series of three defeats. This tells us that they are in terrible game form. Recently, Bob Boughner’s guys have been trying to play second number, although they have never been known for reliable defense. It’s all because they don’t have enough variability in attack.
This season they have certain difficulties with the implementation of dangerous moments. They already can not boast a huge number of high-class strikers in the squad, so many injured players.
The situation is even worse on the road – Boughner’s players have caught a series of four defeats, and all matches are played in regular time. The team has obvious problems in defense, because the trend of missed pucks on the road is only increasing. And nothing changes in offense – for five matches in a row the Sharks can not throw more than two pucks.
Colliton’s players lost the last meeting with a minimum score of 0:2. Yes, the Blackhawks defended well, but the opponent didn’t let them do anything in their zone. Out of the last five games in the home arena, Chicago won three victories, two of which in the main time, however, we should pay special attention to the game in their zone.
This club has been considered an outsider in the league since the last decade, they can not get into the playoff zone. To date, they are based on 12 position in the standings of the Western Conference. Chicago still has slight chances to get into the cup stage. They are 8 points short of the eighth place. It should be noted that Jeremy Colliton’s players can’t win 2 games in a row. The last defeat was quite natural, because the difference in class is too great. But losing to the outsider, who has the worst statistics in the championship, cannot be explained logically.
The last two games show that the Chicago Blackhawks players have problems with the realization of scoring chances. They can’t hit their opponents’ goal more than once.
- San Jose Sharks: L. Couture (?), E. Karlsson, D. Prout, T. Hertl, J. Middleton, M. Ferraro (?)
- Chicago Blackhawks: B. Seabrook, Z. Smith, C. de Haan, A. Shaw, D. Caggiula (?), A. Boqvist (?)
Sharks vs Blackhawks Prediction
There is a certain risk, as all head-to-head confrontations were effective. However, the upcoming fight should be the exception. Let’s start with the fact that both teams need this victory. Colliton’s players are fighting to get into the play-offs, respectively, they will put on maximum and try to minimize the risks so as not to concede a lot of pucks.
- Our prediction: San Jose Will Win
Betting Tips Statistic
- The Sharks performed with a total of under in 7 of team’s last 10 games.
- The same is with the San Jose’s games on the road: 5 games with the total of under in the 6 matches.
- The Blackhawks played with a total of over in 5 of team’s last 7 games.
- As for the home games of Chicago the total was over in 7 of the 10 matches
Public Computer Pick
San Jose vs Chicago
|Mar 11 @ 8:00 PM||ATS||TOTAL|
|Public Consensus||CHI (-160)||Under 6|
|Computer Pick||SJ (+140)||Under 6|
|Predicted Score||3.6 – 2||5.6|
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At what time are the teams to play?
The game time is March 11, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
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What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
San Jose are the 12th team in the Western Conference and Chicago are the 14th team in the Western Conference
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Sharks have 39 wins and 23 losses. The Blackhawks have 28 wins and 28 losses