Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction 4/5/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (48-22-6) travel to face off against the Edmonton Oilers (45-24-5) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton and televised on ESPN+. The Avalanche are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Oilers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Stars. Puck drop is set for 9:00 ET.

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The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

As the third-place team in the Western Conference, the Avalanche have put together a solid season, going 48-22-6 overall. In conference play, Colorado has gone 32-12, and in divisional games, they are 15-8. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3, and they are 2-1 in their last three games. On the road, Colorado has gone 19-15-5 this season.

Heading into this game, the Avalanche have been the underdog in just 11 games this season, going 5-6 in those contests. As the underdog, Colorado has won two straight games. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Avalanche have gone 43-16-6 this season.

On the season, Colorado has been the underdog in 11 games and has a puck line record of 37-39. So far, the Avalanche have 34 wins by multiple goals and are 2-1 vs. the puck line in their last three games. Overall, their average scoring margin is +.8 goals per game.

On the road, the Avs have gone 15-24 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is -.2 goals per contest. In their last 10 road games, the team’s puck line record is 5-5, and their puck line record vs. the Western Conference is 32-33.

In their last game, the Avalanche went up against the Wild and emerged as winners with a score of 5-2. Facing off against the Wild’s defense, the Avalanche offense scored in all three periods. Of Colorado’s five goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 36 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Colorado came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals for the game.

The Edmonton Oilers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 25-8-3 and have won four straight games. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in second place and has a record of 15-7. Overall, the Oilers are 45-24-5 and have 95 points. In the Western Conference, they are in fifth place and have gone 26-16 against conference opponents. Over their last ten games, the Oilers are 5-5, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2.

When favored this season, Edmonton has gone 41-18-5, and they have been favored in 64 of their 74 games. Against teams in the Western Conference, the Oilers have gone 26-16. For the year, they have scored 225 goals and have given up 202 goals.

The Oilers enter the game with a puck line record of 34-40 and have gone 2-3 against the puck line in their last five games. So far this season, Edmonton has won 31 games by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal.

As the favorite, the Oilers have gone 30-34 against the puck line, and they have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. Overall, their average scoring margin at home is +1.4 goals per game.

Following a 5-0 loss on the road to the Stars, the Oilers are eager to bounce back. The Stars defense proved to be too much for Edmonton’s offense, resulting in being shutout. While being shutout, the Oilers’ offense finished with 7 giveaways and took a total of 35 shots on goal.

As the underdog, Edmonton suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

The Avalanche come into the game scoring an average of 3.7 goals per game, putting them 1st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Avalanche offense is 2nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the NHL.

For the season, the over/under record of the Avalanche’s stands at 42-31-3. They have had 43 games during the season that exceeded the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Oilers Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Oilers come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. Edmonton’s offense comes into the game ranked 5th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.

The Oilers’ over/under record this season is 32-39-3. For the season, they have had 39 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.5 goals per game.

Colorado Team Defense

The Avalanche defense is currently 16th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.5 shots per game against Colorado. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 16th with 4 shutouts.

Edmonton Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Oilers head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 28.2 shots per game against Edmonton. So far, they are 24th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Oilers Trends

  • In their last five road games, Colorado has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2 . The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • The Oilers are 3-0 puck line in their last three home games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Oilers have an puck line mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Edmonton posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Avalanche have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Avalanche vs Oilers Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Oilers to secure a victory over the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline currently set at -127, I’m locking in my bet on the Oilers straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Avalanche to cover. Even if the Oilers win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Avalanche should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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