Sharks vs. Avalanche Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Avalanche are +107 on the money line, while the visiting Sharks are -116 money line favorites. San Jose enters play with a 47-19-9 record and is 21-13-4 on the road, while Colorado is 46-21-6 and 24-11-3 at home. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 5.5.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Sharks opened as -115 money line favorites but their line jumped to -116, while the Avalanche's odds are now +107 after they opened at +106. The total, meanwhile, opened at 5.5 and that's where it currently sits.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 57% of bettors favor the Sharks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the over. According to latest NHL trends, the over is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Colorado and 5-2-1 in the last eight meetings overall. The over is also 6-2 in the Sharks' last eight road games and 5-1-1 in their last seven road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. On the other side, the over is 7-1-1 in the Avalanche's last nine versus Pacific opponents, 6-1-1 in their last eight Saturday games and 15-6-1 in their last 22 games versus Western Conference foes.
SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: SHARKS/AVALANCHE OVER 5.5