San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions for Game 1

Max Staley
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to San Jose to take on the Sharks in Game 1 of their second-round matchup in this year's 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Sharks are -130 favorites on their home ice, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Friday night's game.

San Jose Sharks vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is going with the upset here, picking the Avalanche to win outright. Sports Chat Place argues the Avalanche have gotten a lot more rest than the Sharks, which could give Colorado the edge in Game 1.

Picks and Parlays

On the other hand, the team at Picks and Parlays is picking the Sharks to win Game 1. Picks and Parlays argues the Avalanche might be a little rusty having had so much time off, which could give the Sharks the win here.

Winners and Whiners

Similarly, the staff at Winners and Whiners is also picking the Sharks here. Winners and Whiners believes the Sharks are simply the better team and should be able to handle the Avalanche in Game 1.

While two experts are taking the Sharks here, Sports Chat Place is picking the Avalanche to pull off the upset.

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