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Edmonton Oilers

Colorado Avalanche
11-22-3 December 19, 2013, 09:30 PM | Pepsi Center 22-10-1

Colorado will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Edmonton Oilers pay a visit to Pepsi Center.

The Avalanche bring a 22-10-1 record to the battle against the 11-22-3 Oilers. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 13-19-1 so far and the Oilers go 18-17-1.

View Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

The Avalanche were listed earlier today as -200 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Avalanche at No. 27 and the Oilers at No. 13 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Edmonton was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at -204 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Colorado was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Stars. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 2.91 goals per game, against a Oilers defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.42 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 14% while the Oilers defense kills off 81.97% of their penalties.

Next up:
Edmonton home to St. Louis, Saturday, December 21st
Colorado at Los Angeles, Saturday, December 21st