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NHL: Avalanche vs Sharks Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Apr 4)

By ยท Updated 1 year ago
  • Colorado Avalanche have won eight of their last ten
  • San Jose Sharks looking for a fourth straight win

The defending Stanley Cup champions can book their spot in the playoffs on Tuesday evening. The Colorado Avalanche will be looking for a ninth win in eleven, but they will need to claim victory on the road to secure their berth.

They will come up against an in-form San Jose Sharks, who have won each of their last three games in the NHL. But, can the reigning Stanley Cup champions complete their regular season goal?


How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 10:30 p.m ET
  • Where: SAP Center, San Jose
  • How To Watch: NHL TV

Odds

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The end of the regulation season edges closer in the Western Conference this week. One of the main challengers for Stanley Cup glory will once again be the defending champions, and they could secure their berth in the postseason with victory on the road in San Jose.

The Avalanche comes into this game sitting sixth in the conference standings, but their recent form has been very strong. They have picked up eight wins from their last ten, and the Avalanche have lost just twice over that period. Meanwhile, only the Vegas Golden Knights have won more frequently on their travels throughout this season.

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The San Jose Sharks will have the home advantage on Tuesday. They come into this game after winning each of their previous three. However, those are the only three victories that they have recorded over their previous ten. Meanwhile, they have recorded just eight home wins in 38 games at SAP Center this term.

Confidence certainly would have been taken from their previous outing, as they registered a fine 7-2 win on the road against the Arizona Coyotes. However, this looks like a clear step up in opposition. It also doesnโ€™t help their case that they have lost their previous four against the Avalanche.


Picks

The Avalanche ticks all the boxes for this showdown in the NHL on Tuesday. They have an excellent head-to-head record against the Sharks, and have been dominant on the road throughout the season.

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Alex Dudley
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