Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton OIlers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton OIlers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 22 (4/22): NHL

Credit: photo by Walter Tychnowicz-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds:

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Avalanche money line -115
Avalanche spread -1.5 (+190)
Oilers money line -105
Oilers spread +1.5 (-230)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Colorado Avalanche Edmonton Oilers
Record 55-16-6 45-26-6
Road / home record 24-11-3 25-12-1
Streak L2 W3
Goals per game 3.84 3.44
Goals allowed per game 2.74 3.07
Shots per game 35.1 34.1
Shots allowed per game 32.0 31.9
PP % 25.6% 25.8%
PK % 21.10% 24.64%
Over / under record 40-32-5 39-34-4

 

Preview

The Colorado Avalanche continue on the road and will visit the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. This is the third time these teams face off this season, the Avs won the last 2 games. The Avs have clinched the best record in the Conference while the Oilers are still on the fight for a spot in the playoffs.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado have lost their last 2 games and are 24-14 on the road so far this season with a 55-16-6 overall record ranking first in the Central. The Avalanche are 14-5-3 against opponents from the Central. Colorado has scored 294 goals and is third in the league averaging 3.8 goals per game. Mikko Rantanen leads the team with 36.

Mikko Rantanen has 91 total points while scoring 36 goals and totaling 55 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has 15 points over the last 10 games for Colorado.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 8-2, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.6 assists, 2.1 penalties and 4.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton have won their last 3 games and are 25-13 at home so far this season. They have 45-26-6 overall record ranking 2nd in the Pacific. The Oilers are 31-13-3 against Western Conference opponents. Edmonton ranks seventh in the league averaging 5.9 assists per game, led by Connor McDavid with 0.9.

Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 54 goals and has 106 points. McDavid has seven goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.

In their last 10 games the Oilers are 8-2, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.6 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .940 save percentage.

BETTING TRENDS

Colorado are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.

Colorado are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Edmonton.

Edmonton are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games.

Edmonton are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games at home.

Prediction

The Avalanche have already clinched the best record in the Conference and looks like they're taking it easy right now a they have lost their last 2 games and the last one was against Seattle. The Oilers need to win this game if they want to secure their spot for the playoffs but they're 1-4 in their last 5 games against Colorado. Edmonton have won 11 of their last 12 games at home and they can't let this win go away. Take the Oilers.

PICK: Oliers ML (-105)

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