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San Jose Sharks take on Avalanche in hockey test

San Jose SharksColorado Avalanche
March 10, 8:00 PM | Pepsi Center

San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

11-7-5TEAM RECORD9-10-4

The Avalanche get a visit from the San Jose Sharks in hockey action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Avalanche are 9-10-4 so far on the season. The Sharks, meanwhile, are 11-7-5. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 8-13-2 and the Sharks go 5-15-3 on the totals.

View San Jose vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Avalanche as -126 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Avalanche, most recently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Sharks, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 20-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.3 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.1% rate while the Sharks have a 87.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Blues at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at +110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Colorado won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Blackhawks on March 8. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Sharks at Avalanche trends to consider:
San Jose is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Jose's last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of San Jose's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next up:
San Jose at St. Louis, Tuesday, March 12
Colorado home to Edmonton, Tuesday, March 12