Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks - 3/1/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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San Jose Sharks (7-9-2) vs Colorado Avalanche (11-6-1)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)
Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +145 / Colorado Avalanche -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks meet Monday in NHL action at the SAP Center.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with eight goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 15 assists and Nazem Kadri has 52 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 89.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 30 goals on 388 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed nine goals on 77 shots.
The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Logan Couture leads San Jose with 11 goals, Evander Kane has eight assists and Timo Meier has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.9 goals per game and are killing 76.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 42 goals on 341 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 25 goals on 232 shots.
The Avalanche are 20-8 in their last 28 road games and 52-24 in their last 76 games playing on 1 days rest. The Sharks are 1-6 in their last 7 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The under is 6-2 in Avalanche last 8 overall. The over is 19-7 in Sharks last 26 Monday games. The Avalanche are 4-23 in the last 27 meetings in San Jose and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The home team is 39-13 in the last 52 meetings. The favorite is 41-13 in the last 54 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche have played some of their best hockey dating back to last season on the road, and they've beaten the Sharks by a combined score of 10-3 in the two meetings this season. The San Jose Sharks are coming off a rough week and that defensive effort continues to slip. There's really only one direction I can go here, and I'll back the Avs while taking the PL for max betting value.
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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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