Hockey odds preview - Colorado vs. Edmonton
Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Odds
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.
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.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Oilers at No. 25 and the Avalanche at No. 28 heading into this contest.
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
Colorado home to Nashville, Monday, February 18
Edmonton home to Los Angeles, Tuesday, February 19