Oilers vs. Avalanche - 2/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (30-26-4) at Edmonton Oilers (22-31-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers -106 / Colorado Avalanche -104 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers square off Saturday at the Rexall Place.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.5 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 25 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 25 assists and Jarome Iginla has 137 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 79.6 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 102 goals on 1,221 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed six goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 18.4 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 19 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 26 assists and Jordan Eberle has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing three goals per game and are killing 80 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 94 goals on 1,061 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has given up 74 goals on 745 shots. Talbot has allowed nine goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. Western Conference and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Oilers are 17-65 in their last 82 vs. Western Conference and 40-86 in their last 126 overall. The Avalanche are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Edmonton.
Both of these teams have been hit or miss pretty much all season. So, while the Avalanche may be playing slightly better hockey at the moment, I give the edge to the Oilers at home.