San Jose Sharks at Colorado Avalanche - 1/28/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (4-3) vs San Jose Sharks (3-4)
Game Info: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -238 / San Jose Sharks +198 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche meet Thursday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The San Jose Sharks look for a win to get back to a .500 record. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Hertl leads San Jose with three goals, Timo Meier has four assists and Brent Burns has 23 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing four goals per game and are killing 85.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 17 goals on 132 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed nine goals on 85 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche look to stay hot after winning four of their last six games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 32.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with six goals, Cale Makar has eight assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 30 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 88.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 13 goals on 160 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed three goals on 26 shots.
The Sharks are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Avalanche are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a win. The over is 7-2 in Sharks last 9 overall. The over is 12-5 in Avalanche last 17 overall. The Sharks are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche have been one of the more impressive teams in the league up to this point, and they should like their chances against a Sharks club they just beat 7-3 on Thursday. In fact, the Avs have outscored the Sharks 15-6 in the last three meetings. With that said, the Sharks have been better than expected so far this season and eventually some of these shots they get will find the back of the net. This is a massive line. I'll take a shot with the Sharks and the monster plus money.
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Randy’s Pick San Jose Sharks +198
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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