Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs Sharks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Colorado Avalanche taking on the San Jose Sharks Monday December 28th at SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Colorado Avalanche (17-17-2-0) vs. San Jose Sharks (17-15-2-0)
Date: Monday December 28th
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose, San Jose, California
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: San Jose -170
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: San Jose -1.5 +160
NHL Betting Total:5.5
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San Jose really turned things around before heading into the Christmas break and will look to continue their hot play when they welcome in the Avalanche on Monday night.
The Sharks finished 3-1-1 over their last 5 prior to the break and have gotten themselves back above the .500 mark.
As for the Avalanche, they dropped a 2-1 overtime game to Arizona in their finale before the break.
The Avalanche did drop their final game prior to the break, but this has been one of the hottest teams as of late.
Colorado is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games and have gone 5-1 over their last 6 on the road. With their stellar play on the road as of late, the Avs are 11-9 SU away from the Pepsi Center.
Nathan MacKinnon will look to figure himself out as he enters Monday’s game with a 14 game goal drought. He does have 3 goals in 6 career meetings against San Jose. He also picked up some momentum with an assists in the loss to Arizona.
Calvin Pickard is expected to be in goal come Monday. Pickard was recalled from San Antonio and has made 2 appearances this season in relief for Colorado. Pickard has allowed 4 goals on 25 shots.
The Sharks dropped their first 6 games of December and it look like this team was going to really fall on tough times.
However, San Jose turned things around prior to the break winning 3 of 5 and grabbing a point in 1 of those losses. San Jose knocked off Los Angeles 5-3 in their last game thanks to Joe Pavelski, who tallied 2 goals and grabbed an assist in the win.
Pavelski now has 6 goals and 5 assists in his last 7 contests. He also leads the Sharks in goals with 18, assists with 18, and points with 36. Back on Nov. 1, Pavelski recorded a goal in a 4-3 Sharks win over this Avs team.
Martin Jones had 23 saves in his last start against the Avs, which is a team he’s had major success against. Jones is 3-0-0 in his career against the Avs.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Avalanche are 3-8 in their last 11 Monday games.
- Avalanche are 19-54 in their last 73 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Sharks are 18-7 in their last 25 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Sharks are 26-11 in their last 37 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Sharks are 3-8 in their last 11 overall.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
The Avs with this price have some solid value attached to them. They’re playing at a high level, but will have a rookie goalie in net here, which will cause some problems.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over
Look for both teams to have plenty of chances at goal here, with the over cashing in.
NHL Free Score Prediction: San Jose 5- Colorado 3
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