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NHL Betting Preview - Edmonton Oilers Underdogs vs Colorado Avalanche at Colorado

Edmonton Oilers

vs

Colorado Avalanche
Friday, January 02, 2015 9:00 PM ET
Pepsi Center

The Colorado Avalanche will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Pepsi Center.

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back visiting Edmonton Oilers before puck drop in this match found them as 182-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Computer Prediction: Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Avalanche to win this game 2.8-1.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Colorado will face the 8-22-8 Oilers. In totals betting, the Avalanche are 18-18-1 in over under betting so far this season while the Edmonton Oilers are 17-18-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Edmonton injuries news.

The Colorado Avalanche sit at No. 23 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Edmonton Oilers sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

How Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 22-ranked offense (2.59 goals per game) against a Edmonton Oilers defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.45 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.88% rate while the Oilers have a 80% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Flames on December 31. Bettors who backed the Flames at -215 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Avalanche were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds Trends

Edmonton is 2-21 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
Edmonton is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Edmonton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Edmonton
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Edmonton

Next Betting Matchups

Edmonton home to New York, Sunday, January 4th
Colorado home to Columbus, Sunday, January 4th

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