Sharks vs Avalanche Expert Predictions for Game 3

By Taylor Smith
Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks - Game Two
Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks - Game Two / Lachlan Cunningham

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With the series tied at one a piece, the San Jose Sharks are in Colorado to take on the Avalanche for Game 3. After winning Game 2 on the road, the Avalanche are home moneyline favorites (-135), 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 Game 3 of this NHL Playoffs series.

Sharks vs Avalanche Predictions

Winning Free Picks

Clyde Schmidt, of Winning Free Picks, expects plenty of scoring and says to take the over and the Sharks, based on a projected 4-3 final score in favor of San Jose.


Albert Smith, of BettingFinder, thinks that the home ice plays a huge role in tonight's game. While Smith notes how the Sharks are the more talented team on paper, the Avalanche have the home crowd behind them in Game 3. He's taking Colorado to win straight up.

Spooky Express

The crew at Spooky Express think that the Sharks are the better team and that they have shown it in the recent history of this series. San Jose is 7-3 in its last 10 matchups against Colorado with an average margin of victory of 0.9 goals. Spooky Express is taking the Sharks to win straight up and take a 2-1 series lead.

Picks and Parlays

The Picks and Parlays staff thinks the Game 2 home loss rattled the Sharks and that the Avalanche should be able to maintain their momentum in Game 3. They're taking taking Colorado to win this one at home.

The experts are split on this one, but the winner of Game 3 could swing the eventual outcome of this series – one that slightly favors the Sharks to win (-118), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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