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Hockey Matchup - San Jose Sharks Colorado Avalanche Odds Preview

Colorado AvalancheSan Jose Sharks
Feb 26, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Odds

7-8-2TEAM RECORD8-6-3

Hockey bettors look for value at HP Pavilion on Tuesday as host San Jose battles the Colorado Avalanche in hockey odds action.

San Jose will face the 7-8-2 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Sharks are 4-12-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 6-9-2 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Avalanche were listed as +-168 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Sharks and the No. 28-rated Avalanche in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 23-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.6% rate while the Avalanche have a 76.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Ducks on February 24. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Stars. They lost as -117 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Anaheim are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Avalanche at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 15 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 5 games
San Jose is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Jose's last 7 games at home
San Jose is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Calgary, Thursday, February 28
San Jose home to Detroit, Thursday, February 28