Account of one of the loudest and most intimidating crowds in hockey does SAP Center offer a potential NHL betting online advantage. San Jose has used that home ice edge to pull off one of the biggest comebacks in playoff history against Vegas. Yet Colorado did not seem phased in game two of this series as they took full control in a 4-3 win. As a result, the Avalanche earned a split in their first two games at the famed Shark Tank. Now Colorado and San Jose will get together for a critical high stakes game five on Saturday!
Colorado Avalanche vs. San Jose Sharks Game 5
Date and Time: Saturday, May 4, 2019, p.m. ET
Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California
NHL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Avalanche||+1½ (-240)||5½ (-125)||+115|
|Sharks||-1½ (+200)||5½ (+105)||-135|
Avalanche vs Sharks TV Coverage: NBCSN
Bednar vs. DeBoer
Extending the appeal of this matchup is one of the best coaching matchups that can be found. Colorado’s Jared Bednar and San Jose’s Peter DeBoer are two of the better tacticians in hockey. Bednar has emerged as one of the up and coming newer coaches that should be primed for a bright future for the talented young Avs. While he rarely shows emotion or loses his cool Bednar is in complete command of the bench. DeBoer has led both New Jersey and San Jose to the Stanley Cup Final. He creates ways to succeed with an aging Sharks team.
Between the Pipes
Now Martin Jones has put San Jose on quite the roller coaster ride with his inconsistent play. Jones has a playoff save percentage of .908 with a 2.92 goals against average. Most important of all he came up clutch by winning the last three games of the first round series against Vegas. Counter to that is Colorado’s Philipp Grubauer. The former Washington backup has been consistent with a .921 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average in the playoffs.
Avalanche and Sharks Against Line
Late on the Avalanche have been a pesky NHL betting online road team. Colorado has won three of their last four matchups away from home. Only three of their last 12 road tilts have gone over the total. By contrast the Sharks have had plenty of bite at the SAP Center. San Jose has won six of their last nine games at the Shark Tank. Additionally the Sharks have gone over the total in 10 of their last 11 home ice tilts.
Colorado vs. San Jose Series Head to Head
Despite their game two online wagering payout at San Jose it was a rare occurrence for Colorado. In fact, the Avalanche have won only two of their last 19 games at SAP Center. Only one of the last 11 meetings between these teams at the Shark Tank have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Owing to his playoff performance that includes five goals with seven assists Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon has emerged as one of NHL’s top forwards. By contrast San Jose center Logan Couture is on fire with nine goals. Home ice looks like the NHL Betting online matchup advantage.
Avalanche vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Picks
As mentioned earlier San Jose bosses the cashier’s cage against the Avalanche.
Avalanche vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Pick: San Jose Sharks
Avalanche vs. Sharks NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Sharks 4, Avalanche 2
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