Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers Matchup Preview

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Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, and the Colorado Avalanche will face off against Connor McDavid, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place in a Western Conference showdown. The opening face-off takes place at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 11, and it will be showcased live on Sportsnet ONE.

Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers Odds

Colorado (+105) is currently the underdog to Edmonton (-125) and the oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at an even 6 goals (-110 for the over, -110 for the under).

Edmonton is 8-8 straight up (SU) and has netted 1.0 unit for moneyline bettors this season. That winning percentage, the third-best in the Pacific Division in this young season, is fairly close to the 36-46 record the team produced during last year’s regular season campaign. Among its 16 games this season, seven have gone under the total, while seven have gone over and just one has pushed. The team’s 3-3 SU at home this season.

The Oilers have converted on 21.1 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated 26th overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 73.6 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 26.1 saves per game with a .899 save percentage, Cam Talbot (5-7-1) has been the primary option in goal for Edmonton this season. If head coach Todd Mclellan chooses to give him the night off, however, the team may roll with Mikko Koskinen (3-1-1 record, .914 save percentage, 2.77 goals against average).

In the other locker room, Colorado is 7-9 straight up (SU) and has lost 2.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. Through 16 regular season outings, eight of its games have gone over the total, while an additional eight have gone under the total and none have pushed. As a road team, the Avalanche are 4-6 SU so far.

The Avalanche have converted on 24.6 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s good enough for 10th-best in the league. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked 10th overall and it’s successfully defended 82.1 percent of all opponent power plays.

Semyon Varlamov (.927 save percentage and 2.38 goals against average) has been the main option in goal for Colorado. Varlamov is averaging 29.9 saves per game and owns a 4-7-2 record.

Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers Free Picks

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Oilers, O/U – Over

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Colorado’s last five outings.
  • Colorado has managed 30.0 shot attempts per game over its last five road games while Edmonton has been attempting 35.0 shots per game over its last five at home.
  • Six of Colorado’s last ten games have been decided by two goals or more. The team is 4-2 in those games.
  • The Oilers this season have recorded the 10th-most hits per game in the NHL (23.2).