NHL Best Betting Pick of the Week

The 2019-20 NHL season is off and running, and things will really pick up this week. There have already been some interesting storylines that have developed this season, and some teams are off to great starts. The Chicago Blackhawks host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night and that game is the best betting pick of the week.

San Jose enters the week with an 0-3 record, and they have really struggled to begin the season. The Sharks have lost each of their first three games by at least two goals, and have not really been competitive. The Chicago Blackhawks opened the season with a game in Russia, and it did not go well either. The Blackhawks suffered a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers in that game. Both teams will be looking to build some momentum with a win on Thursday night.

Kane Continues to Lead Blackhawks Offense

Patrick Kane is already well known as one of the best NHL players of this generation, but he continues to put up some amazing stats. Kane had a goal and two assists in the season opener, and looks to be in line for another huge season. Alex DeBrincat and Jonathan Toews are talented offensive players as well, and the Blackhawks should be one of the highest scoring teams in the NHL this season.

Defense and goaltending plagued the Blackhawks a season ago, and it looks like it could be a problem again this season. Corey Crawford appears to be fully healthy for the Hawks, but he allowed four goals in his first test of the season. The Blackhawks are leaning on an aging group of defenseman, and they really struggle against teams that have speed. Chicago will need to find a way to keep pucks out of their net in this one.

Sharks Struggling to Score Goals

The Blackhawks might be one of the best scoring teams in the NHL, and the Sharks have looked like one of the worst. San Jose has managed to score just one goal in each of their first three games, and that could be a problem. Logan Couture leads the team with one goal, and two assists, but the Sharks need some more players to step up. They should get more time to operate in this game, but they have to get pucks past Crawford.

Martin Jones will likely be in net for this game, but he has already been chased from one game this season. Jones and Aaron Dell have split time in net, and neither of them have been really effective. They have combined to allow 12 goals through their first three games, and they will be taking on a great offensive team in this one.

Blackhawks Get First Win of Season

The Chicago Blackhawks return home after playing their season opener in Russia, and they are always tough to beat at the United Center. Chicago has struggled to stop opponents in the last two seasons, but that shouldn't be an issue in this game. The Sharks have struggled to score goals this season, and that will hurt them again in this one.Bet the Chicago Blackhawks over the San Jose Sharks in the NHL Betting Pick of the Week.