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San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Matchup Report

Colorado Avalanche

San Jose Sharks
23-10-2 December 23, 2013, 10:30 PM | SAP Center 22-8-6

The San Jose Sharks look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Avalanche arrive at SAP Center on Monday.

San Jose will face the 23-10-2 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Sharks are 17-15-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 14-19-2 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 169 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Sharks sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Avalanche sit at a No. 23 on the same chart.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Kings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -170 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Last time out for San Jose, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Stars at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Sharks at -195 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Jose's No. 4-ranked offense (3.22 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.37 goals per game allowed. The Sharks powerplay has clicked at a 17.57% rate while the Avalanche have a 81.48% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Colorado at Chicago, Friday, December 27th
San Jose at Winnipeg, Friday, December 27th