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Hockey odds preview - Edmonton vs. Colorado

Edmonton OilersColorado Avalanche
April 19, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

16-19-7TEAM RECORD14-22-7

Hockey bettors look for value at Pepsi Center on Friday as host Colorado battles the Edmonton Oilers in hockey odds action.

Colorado battles the Oilers, currently with a 16-19-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-22-5 for the Avalanche and 13-22-7 for the Oilers.

View Edmonton vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Oilers listed earlier today as underdogs of +-121 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Avalanche and the No. 24-rated Oilers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.4 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 14.3% while the Oilers defense kills off 83.3% of their penalties.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Wild on April 16. Bettors who backed the Wild at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Avalanche were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Columbus are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Oilers at Avalanche trends to consider:
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 on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Edmonton's last 6 games
Edmonton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
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 at home against Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Edmonton home to Anaheim, Sunday, April 21
Colorado home to St. Louis, Sunday, April 21

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