The Edmonton Oilers (42-25-5) enter this Saturday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche (51-14-6) with a perfect 6-0-0 record over their last six games. The Oilers will try to extend their winning streak and snap a two-game losing streak against Colorado as an Avalanche vs Oilers prediction underdog in Edmonton.
Avalanche vs Oilers Odds & Analysis
The Avalanche opened as -143 road favorites before betting action on Edmonton as the preferred Avalanche vs Oilers prediction bumped the line down to Colorado -120. Edmonton is going off at +100 at home and the total is set at 6.5 goals. The UNDER is 5-2 in Colorado’s last seven road games at Edmonton.
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Colorado Keeps Winning Despite Key Injuries
Colorado picked up a 5-4 win in overtime against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovsky each scored a goal and an assist in the victory as the Avalanche improved to 5-0-0 over its last five games.
The Avalanche have been without Gabriel Landeskog since March 10 due to a knee injury and just lost Nazem Kadri to an upper-body injury at the end of March. Colorado has continued to earn wins without two of its best players, recording a 10-1-1 record over its last 12 games since Landeskog’s injury. Bettors taking Colorado as their Avalanche vs Oilers prediction this Saturday night will be counting on the Avalanche to keep up their elite level of play on the road against Edmonton.
Edmonton Playing Well On Defense Over Current Stretch
The Oilers picked up their sixth straight win by defeating the Los Angeles Kings 3-2 Thursday night on the road. Connor McDavid scored a goal and an assist to add to his NHL-leading point total, which now sits at 108 points with 42 goals and 66 assists. Leon Draisaitl ranks third in the NHL in points with 50 goals and 51 assists.
Edmonton’s offense is always a threat with two of the league’s biggest offensive superstars leading the way. But the Oilers look their most dangerous when things are also clicking on defense. The Oilers have allowed two goals or fewer in four of their last six games and have given up only 2.17 goals per game over their current six-game winning streak.
Avalanche vs Oilers Pick & Insights
Avalanche: Keys to Win
While Colorado is best known for its high-powered offense, the Avalanche have also performed well on defense this season allowing only 2.76 goals per game. The Avalanche have enough power to win a high-scoring game against Edmonton, but their most effective path to victory as an Avalanche vs Oilers prediction would be a great game on defense.
Oilers: Keys to Win
Edmonton is playing great on both ends of the ice coming into this matchup and is a perfect 9-0 SU over its last nine home games. The Oilers came close to upsetting the Avalanche in a 3-2 road loss in overtime last month, and being at home could tip the scale for Edmonton as an Avalanche vs Oilers pick in this one.
Odds Shark’s Computer Avalanche vs Oilers Prediction: Oilers +100
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