San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Sunday [12/17/2023]

San Jose Sharks vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Sunday [12/17/2023]

The Colorado Avalanche will face the San Jose Sharks in NHL action at Ball Arena on Sunday, starting at 8:00PM ET.

Dimers' in-depth betting preview for Sunday's Sharks vs. Avalanche game includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Sharks vs. Avalanche Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

Based on cutting-edge computer power and data, has simulated the outcome of Sunday's Sharks-Avalanche NHL matchup 10,000 times as part of our NHL predictions for tonight.

Dimers' revolutionary predictive analytics model currently gives the Avalanche a 71% chance of beating the Sharks.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right and both the Sharks and Avalanche have a 50% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under also has a 52% chance of going Under.

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Sharks vs. Avalanche Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Sharks Avalanche
Puck Line +1.5 (-104) -1.5 (-110)
Moneyline +230 -275
Total o6.5 (+105) u6.5 (-118)
  • The Avalanche are -1.5 favorites versus the Sharks, with -110 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Sharks (+1.5) to cover the puck line, FanDuel Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -104.
  • BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Avalanche at -275, which means you can risk $275 to win $100, for a total payout of $375, if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Sharks at +230, where you can bet $100 to profit $230, earning a total payout of $330, if they win.
  • The Over/Under sits at 6.5 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at +105, while FanDuel currently has the best odds for the Under at -118.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

As always, check out all of the sportbooks available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Sharks vs. Avalanche Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Sharks +1.5 -104
Moneyline Sharks +230
Total Over 6.5 +105


While the Avalanche are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, betting on the Sharks moneyline is the best option because of the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is pivotal to achieving long-term profitability as a sports bettor.

Furthermore, despite the Under being more likely to hit on this occasion, Over 6.5 is our best bet on account of the better odds (+105) that are available from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dimers' NHL best bets are based on complex modeling and gambling intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Sharks vs. Avalanche Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Sharks vs. Avalanche? The data is in.

Featured below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Sharks and Avalanche this Sunday.

And you know what, we provide this information to you for FREE to help you choose the best prop picks for Sunday's game.

According to DimersBOT, Colorado's Mikko Rantanen is most likely to score the first goal in Sharks vs. Avalanche.

DimersBOT gives Rantanen a 10.1% chance of scoring the first goal at Ball Arena, while the Avalanche star is a 48.7% chance of netting an anytime goal.

Scroll down for the complete list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

San Jose Sharks

Player First Goal Probability
Tomas Hertl 6.5%
Alexander Barabanov 4.5%
William Eklund 3.8%
Mike Hoffman 3.5%
Luke Kunin 3.4%

Colorado Avalanche

Player First Goal Probability
Mikko Rantanen 10.1%
Nathan MacKinnon 10.0%
Valeri Nichushkin 7.1%
Ross Colton 5.1%
Jonathan Drouin 4.4%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

San Jose Sharks

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Tomas Hertl 32.6%
Alexander Barabanov 25.5%
William Eklund 23.0%
Luke Kunin 21.1%
Mike Hoffman 18.9%

Colorado Avalanche

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Mikko Rantanen 48.7%
Nathan MacKinnon 47.7%
Valeri Nichushkin 36.4%
Ross Colton 28.1%
Jonathan Drouin 22.9%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so keep an eye on this page for the latest betting analysis ahead of Sharks vs. Avalanche on Sunday December 17, 2023.

Sharks vs. Avalanche Game Information

Sunday's game between the Avalanche and Sharks at Ball Arena is scheduled to begin at 8:00PM ET.

Click or tap on See Matchup for full coverage of Sharks vs. Avalanche, including pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.


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