San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21

San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 5/5/21 Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (34-12-4) at San Jose Sharks (20-26-6)

NHL Hockey: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 9:30 pm (SAP Center at San Jose)

The Line: San Jose Sharks +236 / Colorado Avalanche -264 --- Over/Under: 6 Click to Get Latest Betting 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 six games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 29 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 45 assists and Nazem Kadri has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 71 goals on 888 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

The San Jose Sharks need a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The San Jose Sharks are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads San Jose with 22 goals, Brent Burns has 22 assists and Timo Meier has 148 shots on goal. Defensively, the San Jose Sharks are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Martin Jones has allowed 102 goals on 980 shots and Devan Dubnyk has allowed 47 goals on 462 shots.

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The Avalanche are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road favorite and 36-17 in their last 53 overall. The Sharks are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog and 2-11 in their last 13 overall. The over is 6-2-1 in Avalanche last 9 overall. The over is 6-1 in Sharks last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 6-24 in the last 30 meetings in San Jose and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. The favorite is 45-14 in the last 59 meetings. The home team is 42-15 in the last 57 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche have been head and shoulders the better team this season and they've beaten the Sharks in six of the seven meetings. The San Jose Sharks continue to pile up the losses, don't provide much value in the underdog role and playing at home hasn't helped them much. Five of the Avalanche's last eight wins over the Sharks have been decided by two or more goals. 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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