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Avalanche open as moneyline underdog vs Sharks

San Jose Sharks

Colorado Avalanche
47-19-9 March 29, 2014, 03:00 PM | Pepsi Center 46-21-6

The Colorado Avalanche will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the San Jose Sharks invade Pepsi Center on Saturday.

Colorado battles the Sharks, currently with a 47-19-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 37-34-2 for the Avalanche and 33-37-5 for the Sharks. View San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Avalanche as 105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Avalanche at No. 9 and the Sharks at No. 16 heading into this contest.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Jets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Jets at +205 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 winner at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Colorado at -163 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.07 goals per game, against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.41 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 19.91% while the Sharks defense kills off 84.5% of their penalties.

A few Sharks at Avalanche trends to consider:
San Jose is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
San Jose is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Jose's last 7 games
San Jose is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home
Colorado is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games when playing San Jose
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Jose
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against San Jose

Next up:
San Jose home to Edmonton, Tuesday, April 1st
Colorado at Columbus, Tuesday, April 1st