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San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche - 4/28/19 NHL - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks
Date & Time Sunday April 28, 2019, 5:05 PM (EDT)
Location
SAP Center
San Jose, CA
The Line
San Jose Sharks -140 / Colorado Avalanche +127 -- O/U: 6
TV Channel
NBCS, TVA
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Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Avalanche and the San Jose Sharks meet in game two of the Western Conference Semifinals from the SAP Center in NHL action on Sunday.

The Colorado Avalanche will look to even up the series and steal home ice advantage after dropping game one on Friday by a final score of 5-2.

Gabriel Bourque opened the scoring for the Avs just 2:10 into the game before Gustav Nyquist tied the game for San Jose later in the opening frame. Colorado would retake the lead on the power play thanks to Colin Wilson less than four minutes into the 2nd. San jose would turn the game on its head after the midway point of the middle frame as Joe Thornton, Kevin Labanc and Brent Burns pushed San Jose’s lead to 4-2. The score would hold up through most of the 3rd before Timo Meier would ice the win for the Sharks with an empty net goal with :29 to go in the game.

Martin Jones got the win for San Jose to improve to 5-2-0 after stopping 26 of 28 shots faced in the winning effort while Philipp Grubauer took the loss for Colorado to fall to 4-2-0 after allowing four goals on 26 shots faced in the losing effort.

Colorado is 36-77 in their last 113 road games and 3-13 in their last 16 conference semifinals games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 Sunday games. San Jose is 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 5-1 in their last 6 home games while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games as a home favorite. Colorado is 3-23 in the last 26 meetings between these two teams in San Jose.

Colorado looked like maybe the long layoff wouldn’t have an effect on them like it has on other playoff teams, but then the 2nd half of the game started and the Sharks flat out looked like the better team down the stretch. I’d like to give the Avs the benefit of the doubt, but the fact is that Colorado has had barely any success in San Jose for quite some time now. I just think this feels like a game that is San Jose’s to lose, so I’ll lay the juice with the Sharks in this one.

Pick:
San Jose Sharks -140

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