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NHL Game Preview - Avalanche underdogs vs Oilers at Edmonton

Colorado AvalancheEdmonton Oilers
Dec 9, 9:30 PM | Rexall Place

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Odds

13-15-1TEAM RECORD13-12-3

Edmonton will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Colorado Avalanche pay a visit to Rexall Place.

The Oilers are 13-12-3 so far on the season. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 13-15-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Edmonton go 13-14-1 and the Avalanche go 13-14-2 on the totals.

View Colorado vs Edmonton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Edmonton sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 5.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Oilers and the No. 7-rated Avalanche in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 14-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 19.6% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.2% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at -130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Oilers were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

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

Edmonton Oilers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 0-10
After playing Carolina are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Avalanche at Oilers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing Edmonton
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing on the road against Edmonton
Colorado is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Edmonton's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Edmonton's last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton's last 9 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to San Jose, Tuesday, December 13
Edmonton at Calgary, Saturday, December 10

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