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Pick Details


NHL EVENT
Apr 30 2021 at 9:00 PM ET
San Jose
at
Colorado
Sport: NHL | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Win (1000) - Final Score COL 3 at SJ 0
Pick
-1.5 COL (-114) @ Fanduel

ASA NHL TOP PLAY ON 10* Colorado Avalanche Puck Line (-1.5 goals) over San Jose Sharks, Friday at 9:05 PM ET - The Sharks have won back to back games but both contests were against an Arizona club that has lost 9 of 11 games so San Jose knocking off the struggling Coyotes was not a total surprise.  Prior to this, San Jose had lost 8 straight games and they do enter this game at Colorado having lost 4 straight road games.  6 of the 8 losses have come by at least 2 goals.  Also, all 4 meetings between the Sharks and Avs this season have been decided by a multi-goal margin and the Avalanche have taken 3 of these by a combined score of 14 to 3.  However, the Avs enter this game on their first 3 game losing streak of the season.  That means Colorado is certainly not going to overlook anyone and they host a struggling Sharks team they should dominate here.  Of course that is why the Avalanche are a 3 to 1 money line favorite here but where the value can be found is with the puck line and there is no hesitation in being comfortable with laying the 1.5 goals here.  Not only is Colorado on a 12-1 run in home games, 9 of the Avs last 11 home wins have been by 2+ goals.  Additionally, their #1 goalie should be back for this one as Grubauer is now back from injury.  However, if he does not play in this one, it will be Dubnyk between the pipes against the team he started this season with!  He will be ready for revenge.  We are 100% comfortable with either goalie here and the fact is the Avalanche are the better overall team all over the ice.  That is why Colorado has outshot the Sharks by a combined 153 to 104 margin in their 4 games this season.  While the Avalanche have scored at least 1 power play goal in 5 straight meetings with San Jose, the Sharks are just 1 for 15 on the power play in last 4 games against Colorado.  The Avalanche also could have Rantanen and Danskoi back for this one and that will further boost one of the top teams in the NHL!  Home team in a blowout per our computer math model.  Grabbing the 1.5 goals (at a very fair price currently in the -120 range) with home favorite Colorado is the value play here.

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