Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks - 3/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks - 3/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (8-9-2) vs Colorado Avalanche (11-7-1)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

Betting Odds: San Jose Sharks +186 / Colorado Avalanche -214 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and San Jose Sharks meet Wednesday in NHL action at the SAP Center.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last 10 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 16 assists and Nazem Kadri has 59 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 35 goals on 414 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed nine goals on 77 shots.

The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing five of their last eight 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 10 assists and Timo Meier has 61 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 44 goals on 376 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 25 goals on 232 shots.

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The Avalanche are 20-9 in their last 29 road games and 12-3 in their last 15 Wednesday games. The Sharks are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 0-8 in their last 8 games following a win. The under is 14-5 in Avalanche last 19 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0 in Sharks last 4 overall. The Avalanche are 4-24 in the last 28 meetings in San Jose and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche got drilled by the Sharks when these clubs met on Sunday, but it's hard to believe that effort repeats itself. The Avs have still been ridiculously good on the road dating back to last season and the Sharks still can't get out of their way defensively. The Sharks also haven't shown the ability to string wins together. I can only lean toward the Avalanche in this spot, and I'll lay the PL for added betting value.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5

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