The Colorado Avalanche take on the San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center on Saturday, May 4 in a key Game 5. Whomever wins this matchup should take a significant edge in the series. Will San Jose win it, or will the Avalanche upset as the road dog? Check out NHL Playoff odds, analysis, and a free pick for Avalanche-Sharks Game 5!
Avalanche vs Sharks Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 5 Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Saturday, May 4 at 10:00pm ET
- Where: SAP Center, San Jose, CA
- TV: NHL
- Radio: Avalanche / Sharks
- Live Stream: NHL.tv
- 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Sharks -135
Why Colorado Avalanche are a good bet to win at +115?
Colorado and San Jose have traded the first 4 games in this series. San Jose won Game 1, the Avalanche stormed back with a Game 2 win, the Sharks won Game 3, and then Colorado took Game 4.
The Avalanche have a chance to break the trend on Saturday night. What they must do is continue to play excellent defense like they did in Game 4. Goalie Philipp Grubauer saved 32 shots. If Gubauer plays as well on Saturday, Colorado will win this key matchup.
- Goals For: 3.1
- Shots For: 32.6
- Power Plays: 22.0%
- Face-Offs: 48.1%
- Goals Against: 3.0
- Shots Against: 31.9
- Penalty Kills: 78.7%
- Shutouts: 5
Why San Jose Sharks are a good bet to win at -135?
San Jose failed 0-3 in Game 4, but in Game 3, they came up big. The Sharks held a 2-1 lead with around 9 to 10 minutes left in the third when the Avalanche tied it up 2-2. San Jose responded after that.
The Sharks scored twice more to win 4-2. San Jose got behind early in Game 4 and never recovered. At home, they’ll play much better. They can take Game 5 and give themselves two chances to win the series.
- Goals For: 3.5
- Shots For: 33
- Power Plays: 23.7%
- Face-Offs: 50.3%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 28.3
- Penalty Kills: 80.8%
- Shutouts: 4
NHL Betting Trends for Colorado Avalanche vs San Jose Sharks
- Avalanche are 7-1 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game
- Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 games as an underdog
- Avalanche are 13-3 in their last 16 games playing on a day of rest
- Sharks are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game
- Sharks are 9-3 in their last 12 Saturday games
- Sharks are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite
Avalanche vs Sharks Game 5 NHL Betting Analysis
Colorado looked great in Game 4, but beating San Jose in Game 5 should be much more difficult to accomplish. The Sharks went 29-13-3-2 at home. Not only that, but these two have exchanged wins and losses in the first 4 games.
There’s a good chance San Jose takes this by 2 or more goals, like they did when beating the Avalanche 5-2 in Game 1. Colorado has a shot based on trends. But, the real thing to consider is how San Jose used home advantage throughout the regular season and in that Game 1. The Sharks take this.
2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Pick: Sharks -135