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San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

Colorado AvalancheSan Jose Sharks
Dec 15, 10:30 PM | HP Pavilion

Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Odds

14-16-1TEAM RECORD15-10-3

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

The Avalanche will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 14-16-1 this season, while the Sharks are 15-10-3. Colorado is 14-15-2 against the total, while San Jose is 14-14 versus the number.

View Colorado vs San Jose Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Sharks as -230 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 15-rated Avalanche taking on the No. 6-rated Sharks in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 12-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 18.2% rate while the Avalanche have a 78.8% rate on the penalty kill.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Avalanche on December 13. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing San Jose are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

San Jose Sharks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few Avalanche at Sharks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 12 games when playing on the road against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games on the road
Colorado is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
Colorado is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Jose
San Jose is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of San Jose's last 12 games when playing at home against Colorado
San Jose is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of San Jose's last 12 games

Next up:
Colorado home to Washington, Saturday, December 17
San Jose home to Edmonton, Saturday, December 17

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