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Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche in NHL odds

Colorado Avalanche

Edmonton Oilers
19-6-0 December 05, 2013, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 9-18-2

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

The Oilers sit at 9-18-2 on the season; in comparison, the Avalanche are currently 19-6-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Edmonton is 15-13-1 OU, and Colorado is 10-14-1 OU.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Colorado before puck drop in this match found them as -116-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

This game puts the Oilers, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

The Avalanche were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Last time out for Edmonton, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -116 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.59 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.08 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 18.27% while the Avalanche defense kills off 83.56% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado at Calgary, Friday, December 6th
Edmonton home to Calgary, Saturday, December 7th