|NHL Sharks vs. Blackhawks Picks & Predictions for February 22, 2013|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Friday, 22 February 2013 15:30|
Sharks vs. Blackhawks Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -138 money line favorites versus the Sharks, whoa re +127 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5 goals for tonight's game.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as +120 money line underdogs but their odds have been bet up t0 +127, while the Hawks opened as -130 money line favorites and are now -138.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 80% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take Chicago. According to latest NHL trends, the Sharks are 1-4 in their last five games versus the Blackhawks and 0-4 in their last four trips to Chicago. San Jose is also 1-4 in its last five road games, 1-7 in its last eight games overall and 1-7 in its last eight games versus the Western Conference. The Sharks have struggled against the Central Division specifically, going 1-9 in their last 10 games versus Central opponents, and 1-6 in their last seven games after scoring two goals or less in their previous game. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 7-1 in their last eight games versus the pacific, 13-3 in their last 16 games overall and 13-3 in their last 16 games versus the Western Conference. At -138 odds, the scorching hot Hawks still represent a lot of value.
FRIDAY NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -138