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San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche - 3/1/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks
Date & Time Friday March 1, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
SAP Center
25 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA
The Line
San Jose Sharks -200; O/U: 6.5
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NHL | Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks
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The San Jose Sharks look to continue their impressive run on home ice as they welcome the Colorado Avalanche to town on Friday night.

The Avalanche continue their chase for a playoff spot as they head into San Jose to kick off their weekend schedule as one of the league’s hottest teams and will look to make a statement to the rest of the NHL that they are for real. The Avs started the season strong and were looking like a Cup contender heading into the New Year but they have cooled off and will need a strong surge down the stretch to fight off some of the other contenders in the Western Conference. The Avalanche are 5-0 in their last 5 contests against teams from the West and are 5-1 in their last 6 games overall but they have struggled away from home over the last couple of seasons and are facing off against one of the league’s best home ice teams in San Jose.

The Sharks meanwhile are 5-1 in their last 6 games against Central division opponents and are 20-8 in their last 28 games against teams from the Western Conference and have just 5 losses on home ice this season. San Jose is struggling with injuries a bit at the moment and the combination of players who actually suit up against Colorado remains to be seen but even still they are a very dangerous group that added Gustav Nyquist at the deadline and look like a very real threat to win the Cup this season.

The Avs are 18-40 in their last 58 games against the Pacific and are 17-35 in their last 52 meetings with San Jose while the Sharks are 16-7 in their last 23 overall and are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a home favorite. The line here is way off as Colorado is playing very good hockey and with a busy schedule this weekend look for the Avs to pull off the upset on Friday night.

Pick:
Colorado Avalanche +170

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