- Avalanche Heavy Favorites
- Sharks Finishing Strong
- Avalanche Chasing Division Crown
- Avalanche vs Sharks Game Injuries
- Avalanche vs Sharks Head-to-Head
- Avalanche vs Sharks Game Information
- Avalanche vs Sharks Betting Lines
- Avalanche vs Sharks Picks and Prediction
- Avalanche vs Sharks Trends
- Avalanche vs Sharks Edge
- Avalanche vs Sharks Results
- Avalanche vs Sharks Game Summary
Avalanche Heavy Favorites
The San Jose Sharks aren’t a franchise that wants to tank down the stretch. The Sharks have made NHL news recently by winning three straight games. While San Jose can’t qualify for the playoffs, it has scored recent wins over Winnipeg and Vegas and has won its past two home games.
The Colorado Avalanche are in a good position to contend for the division crown. The Avalanche are two points out of first place with two games in hand. Colorado is hoping a pair of back-to-back road games against San Jose will present an opportunity for the Avalanche to climb up the standings.
Sharks Finishing Strong
The Sharks, who average 2.92 goals per game, have scored three or more goals in their past four games. During that stretch, San Jose has collected three wins, two of which came in regulation. Center Logan Couture leads the Sharks with 27 goals while defenseman Erik Karlsson is second on the team with 22 goals.
San Jose’s goaltending has had issues. The Sharks have a .889 save percentage as a team and a 3.75 goals-against average.
Avalanche Chasing Division Crown
People making NHL picks before the season would have liked the Colorado Avalanche to repeat as Stanley Cup champions. The Avalanche have shaken off a slow start to the season and built back to the top of the NHL standings by playing solid defense.
Colorado has limited its opponents to 2.72 goals per game despite allowing opponents to get 31.2 shots per game on the net.
Alexandar Georgiev has been the Avalanche’s top goaltender. Georgiev is 35-16-5, ranking fourth in the league with a .919 save percentage, and is 12th in the league with a 2.52 goals-against average.
The Avalanche have seen four of their past six games go over the total. Despite being in third place in its division, Colorado is still among the teams with the best NHL futures odds to bring home the Stanley Cup.
Avalanche vs Sharks Game Injuries
Avalanche vs Sharks Head-to-Head
Scores and odds show the first meeting between the two teams was ugly. The Colorado Avalanche won 6-0 and only allowed the San Jose Sharks to get 13 shots on net.
Avalanche vs Sharks Game Information
- Game: Avalanche (45-24-6) vs Sharks (22-39-15)
- Location: SAP Center
- Day/Time: Tuesday, April 4th, 10:30 p.m. ET
- Avalanche vs Sharks Live Stream: NHL.TV
Avalanche vs Sharks Betting Lines
Avalanche vs Sharks Picks and Prediction
The Sharks threw off the calculus for NHL odds by not trying to sink to the bottom of the Western Conference.
San Jose is three points ahead of Anaheim but has reeled off three straight wins to make finishing lower in the standings more difficult. The Sharks, however, are running headfirst into a matchup with a highly motivated Colorado team.
The Avalanche can still win the division and won’t want to give away points to San Jose. While the game may not be as lopsided as the first time around, Colorado will figure out a way to grind out a decision and grab a victory. The Avalanche should be able to slow down the Sharks’ offense.
Avalanche are listed at -245 in our Vegas NHL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Avalanche, you have a chance to win $41. The Sharks are +205, offering a chance to win $205 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Avalanche a 71.01% chance to win, with Sharksat 32.79%.