Once in a while the NHL Playoffs leave no doubt about why they are the best in all of professional sports. Concurrently the NHL Betting online series between the Sharks and Avalanche has been a classic illustration of the greatness of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Facing death at home in game five the Avalanche won in overtime to force a game seven. But now that deciding game will be at the Shark Tank, which has been a house of horrors for the Avs. By reason of the one and done nature of a game seven there are no guarantees.
Colorado Avalanche vs. San Jose Sharks Game 7
Date and Time: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 9 p.m. ET
Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Avalanche||+1½ (-240)||5½ (-110)||+110|
|Sharks||-1½ (+200)||5½ (-110)||-130|
Avalanche vs. Sharks TV Coverage: NBCSN
SAP Center in San Jose has long epitomized NHL Betting online home ice advantage for the Sharks. In fact, the San Jose fans are among the loudest and most loyal of any sport. Handicappers will certainly factor the Shark Tank into their betting equations. More emphatically home ice will cost a few extra dollars based on the perception of gamblers. The winner of this game will move on to the Western Conference Final.
Colorado and San Jose Betting Trends
Despite their playoff success the Avalanche have not been a good sportsbook value on the road. Colorado has won just three of their last nine games away from home. Only one of their last four away tilts have stayed under the total. By contrast the Sharks have been money at the Shark Tank. San Jose has paid in seven of their last 10 matchups at SAP Center. Over the total has hit in 10 of the Sharks last 11 home games.
Avalanche vs. Sharks Head to Head with Spread
On the whole the Sharks have had a tremendous home ice advantage against the Avalanche. San Jose has ruled the payout window at SAP Center with 18 payouts in their last 20 games against Colorado. Five of the last six between these teams at the Shark Tank have gone over the total.
Late Colorado star Nathan MacKinnon has been shut down by the Sharks. Big Mac has failed to score in the last two games. But he is still the most capable player on the ice with six goals and seven assists in post season. Avalanche goaltender Philip Grubauer has a .928 save percentage so far in the playoffs. Counter to that is San Jose goaltender Martin Jones with a .908 playoff save percentage. Sharks center Logan Couture is scorching hot in the post season. To illuminate Couture has nine goals, five assists and a plus three.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation home ice is the NHL Betting online matchup difference maker. Indeed, it is impossible to ignore San Jose’s utter dominance of this series at the Shark Tank.
Avalanche vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Pick
As has been noted San Jose bosses the cashier’s cage at home, especially when Colorado comes calling.
Avalanche vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Pick: San Jose Sharks
Avalanche vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Sharks 3, Avalanche 1
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