Colorado has been on the NHL post season betting bubble for most of the season but the win against the Sharks on Sunday April 4th and losses by some of its hockey betting rivals left the Avalanche several points clear of its NHL betting competition with just a couple of NHL games left on the hockey odds calendar.
The Avalanche (43-29-8) hasn’t exactly been in peak form over the past month, but it’s been good enough to get the team in to the NHL betting postseason action after Calgary fell too far back in the hockey betting playoff chase.
Through 80 games Colorado has 94 points and will be begin the NHL playoff betting action as the #8. The team will open against either the Chicago Blackhawks (51-22-7) or, in a twist of irony, the San Jose Sharks (49-20-11). Through 80 games both teams are locked at 109 points with 2 games remaining in the NHL betting regular season.
If you hope to bet on hockey during this series do not count the Avalanche beating the Sharks again, at least not in a best of seven hockey betting series. Colorado has gone a meager 3-5-2 over the past ten games and both San Jose and Chicago have finished strong the regular season NHL wagering action strong.
San Jose, despite the close loss is still likely the team to beat in the NHL playoff betting –at least out West. Chicago has been all but unstoppable in the second half of the season allowing just 204 goals and netting 264 (both marks second in the division) yet the Sharks have the edge when it comes to experience in the NHL playoff betting action and that means quite a lot this time of the year.