Colorado has been getting outstanding goaltending from Craig Anderson and they have been scoring goals on a regular basis. They should get a good test on Friday from the San Jose Sharks who were picked by many to be a top team in the West this season.
Hockey betting has seen San Jose win 6 of the last 10 overall meetings between the two teams. The last meeting though was a Colorado domination in hockey betting as the Avalanche won 5-2 on home ice in early October. The Avs were actually a big underdog in hockey betting in that matchup. They will be underdogs again in this bet on hockey contest but at least now Colorado is getting some respect. It will be interesting to watch and see how the hockey lines are adjusted after Colorado’s hot start. The Av’s were getting no respect before this season started but are now getting some attention from the hockey odds makers.
The Avalanche have actually been very good defensively this season with Anderson in goal. They have been ranked #2 in fewest goals allowed as bet on hockey stats show. The Colorado offense has also been solid as they rank in the hockey betting top 10 for most goals scored.
San Jose has won three of the last four at home against Colorado in hockey betting. All four of those games also went under the hockey betting total.
The Sharks are still a formidable team in hockey betting. They are somewhat inconsistent at times but there is no question they have a lot of talent. The Sharks have been in the Top 10 in goals scored this season and they have a goaltender in Evgeni Nabokov who is capable of making big saves. The Sharks are sometimes overpriced though in hockey betting because they are thought of as a power team. In this bet on hockey matchup against Colorado they will be favored even though the Avalanche have the better record.
This should be an entertaining hockey betting matchup on Friday between two talented teams. The Avs face a tough game though against the Sharks in San Jose. The Sharks are normally very solid on home ice in hockey betting.