Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/30/21

Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/30/21 Photo by Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks (20-24-5) at Colorado Avalanche (31-12-4)

NHL Hockey: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -250 / San Jose Sharks +222 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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

The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 20 goals, Brent Burns has 20 assists and Timo Meier has 141 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 95 goals on 914 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 24 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 26 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 42 assists and Nazem Kadri has 150 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 82 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 67 goals on 840 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

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The Sharks are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Avalanche are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a favorite and 20-8 in their last 28 overall. The over is 4-0 in Sharks last 4 overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Avalanche last 6 overall. The Sharks are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 1-5 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 40-14 in the last 54 meetings. The favorite is 42-14 in the last 56 meetings.

The San Jose Sharks continue to pile up the losses and look like a team that's counting down the days until the offseason. The Sharks have provided little to no value in the underdog role this season. The Colorado Avalanche are having a tough week with three straight losses, but we can't ignore their full body of work. The Avs have also won three of the four meetings against the Sharks this season, which includes outscoring them 14-3 in those victories. Give me the Avalanche and the PL for max betting value. 

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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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