Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): NHL

Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 31 (5/31): NHL

Credit: photo by Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Oilers money line +150
Oilers spread +1.5 (-150)
Avalanche money line -175
Avalanche spread -1.5 (+130)
Over / under 7

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Edmonton Oilers Colorado Avalanche
Record 57-37 64-28
Road / home record 25-22 35-11
Streak W4 W1
Goals per game 3.48 3.76
Goals allowed per game 3.06 2.51
Shots per game 34.0 35.5
Shots allowed per game 32.3 29.0
PP % 26.0% 22.9%
PK % 21.10% 17.07%
Over / under record 49-41-4 49-38-5
 

Preview

The Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche will meet at the Ball Arena in Colorado to play the Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Oilers beat the Calgary Flames in 5 games while the Avs eliminated the Blues in 6 games. These teams met 3 times in the regular season and Colorado has the lead 2-1.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton have won their last 4 games and are 25-22 on the road so far this season. They have 57-37 overall record ranking 2nd in the Pacific. The Oilers are 42-20 against teams in the Western Conference.

Connor McDavid has scored 44 goals with 79 assists for the Oilers. Leon Draisaitl has seven goals and 12 assists over the past 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Oilers are 7-3 averaging 4.3 goals, 6.8 assists, six penalties and 14.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado have won 3 of their last 4 games and are 35-11 at home. They have 64-28 overall record ranking 1st in the Central Division. The Avalanche are 42-18 against conference rivals. Colorado averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference and have gone 54-4-4 when scoring three or more goals.

Mikko Rantanen has 36 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Lehkonen has six goals over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 7-3, averaging 4.3 goals, 6.3 assists, four penalties and 10.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Edmonton are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

Edmonton are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Colorado.

Colorado are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games.

Colorado are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games at home.

Prediction

The Oilers have been on fire offensively, in the last series they are averaged 5 goals per game and we're getting them with a cheap price in the puck line. The Avalanche are 35-11 at home this season but they're 23-23 ATS at home as well. Take the Oilers to cover.

PICK: Oilers +1.5 (-150)

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