San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/3/21

San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 3/3/21 Photo by Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

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

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

The Line: San Jose Sharks +186 / Colorado Avalanche -214 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The Colorado Avalanche will look to bounce back from a 6-2 beating at the hands of San Jose last time out. Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avs in scoring with 21 points including 5 goals and a team-high 16 assists while Mikko Rantanen has 18 points with a team-high 8 goals and 10 apples. Sam Girard and Cale Makar each have 14 points with Makar logging 13 assists and Girard who has 11 assists and 3 goals. Nazem Kadri has 13 points with 6 goals and 7 assists while Andre Burakovsky and Joonas Donskoi each have 12 points with Donskoi splitting 12 points with 6 goals and 6 assists and Burakovsky logging 4 goals and 8 helpers.

The San Jose Sharks will try to build on their beatdown win over the Avs last time out. Logan Couture has 19 points with a team-high 11 goals and 8 assists while Evander Kane has 18 points with 8 goals and 10 apples and Timo Meier’s got 4 goals and 10 assists for his 14-point tally on the year. Kevin Labanc has 12 points with 4 goals and 8 assists and Brent Burns and Tomas Hertl each have 11 points on the year as well for San Jose. Martin Jones continues to lead the way in goal for the Sharks, going 7-6 with a 3.70 GAA.

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Colorado is 20-9 in their last 29 road games and 12-3 in their last 15 Wednesday games while the under is 14-5 in their last 19 Wednesday games. San Jose is 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 games as a home underdog while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The over is 18-7-2 in the last 27 meetings between these two teams and 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings between the two in San Jose.

Both of these teams have had issues with consistency as of late, but one thing that both are doing for sure is playing in high-scoring games and I think we have another high-scoring game here. The goaltending’s been shaky on both sides but the offensive capability is still there. I could easily see another 5-4 or even 6-5 type of game so give me the over in this spot.

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Chris’s Pick Over 6

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

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