Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/26/21

Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/26/21 Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (3-3) at Colorado Avalanche (3-3)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -222 / San Jose Sharks +180 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.

The San Jose Sharks look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Thomas Hertl leads San Jose with three goals, Evander Kane has three assists and Brent Burns has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 86.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 12 goals on 113 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed seven goals on 62 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche also look for a win to get a game above a .500 record. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 40 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with five goals, Nathan MacKinnon has six assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 22 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 84.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 10 goals on 130 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed three goals on 26 shots.

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The Sharks are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Avalanche are 46-22 in their last 68 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 6-2 in Sharks last 8 overall. The over is 11-5 in Avalanche last 16 overall. The Sharks are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado. The home team is 37-14 in the last 51 meetings.

The San Jose Sharks haven't had success on the road dating back to last season and they haven't played well in Colorado over the years. The home team has dominated in past meetings between the Sharks and Avalanche. The Colorado Avalanche are simply the better team when both clubs are playing well, and this feels like a game where the Sharks run out of offensive firepower late in the game. Give me the Avs at home, and I'll take the PL to shave down an expensive ML price.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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