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Hockey odds preview - Colorado vs. Edmonton

Colorado AvalancheEdmonton Oilers
Feb 16, 10:00 PM | Rexall Place

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

5-6-1TEAM RECORD5-5-3

The Edmonton Oilers battle the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Saturday in NHL betting action at Rexall Place.

Edmonton will face the 5-6-1 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Oilers are 2-9-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 3-8-1 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Oilers as -142 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Oilers at No. 25 and the Avalanche at No. 28 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 27-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 22.2% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.4% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Wild on February 14. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at +140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Stars on February 12. Bettors who backed the Stars at -105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Avalanche at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games
Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Edmonton's last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Edmonton's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Edmonton's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Colorado home to Nashville, Monday, February 18
Edmonton home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, February 19