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Avalanche vs Oilers Hockey Game Preview

Colorado Avalanche

Edmonton Oilers
50-21-7 April 08, 2014, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 28-42-9

The Edmonton Oilers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Colorado Avalanche invade Rexall Place on Tuesday.

The Oilers sit at 28-42-9 on the season; in comparison, the Avalanche are currently 50-21-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 42-34-3 OU, and Colorado is 37-39-2 OU.View Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Oilers as 129 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Oilers - Avalanche odds would favor the Avalanche if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Edmonton is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 4.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at +138 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 4-2 winner at home against the Ducks. Bettors on Edmonton at +155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Edmonton's No. 25-ranked offense (2.49 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Oilers powerplay has clicked at a 16.73% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.58% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Colorado at Vancouver, Thursday, April 10th
Edmonton home to Los Angeles, Thursday, April 10th