6* Tuesday NHL CHI/SJ
Chicago vs. San Jose,
02/05/2013 22:30 EDT,
Score: 5 - 3
Total: -130/+5½ Under
Chicago & San Jose under 5.5
The San Jose Sharks host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. San Jose is coming off a 2-1 loss to Anaheim, while Chicago beat Calgary their last time out, 3-2.
San Jose’s great play between the pipes hasn't gotten the same level of credit that their offense has early in the season. The Sharks are tied with the Ottawa Senators for the fewest goals allowed on a per-game basis thus far, allowing opponents to score only 1.67 goals per game.
That’s led to the team playing under the total in six straight. The offense meanwhile, has hit a bit of a rough patch. The Sharks have scored only twice in their last two games.
The Blackhawks season has played out similarly to that of the Sharks. Chicago’s gotten great play out of Corey Crawford, and that’s led to them allowing the NHL’s third-fewest goals per game, allowing opponents to rack up only 2.00 goals per contest.
Their offense has also cooled off since a hot start, scoring only 2.00 goals per game over their last four contests. The Blackhawks have played under the total in seven straight games.
The Sharks have played under the total in each of their last six games, while the Blackhawks have played under the total in each of their last five road games. Take the UNDER.
Good Luck, Razor Ray
6* Play on Chicago & San Jose u5.5 -130