Oilers vs. Avalanche - 3/20/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (37-31-4) at Edmonton Oilers (29-38-7)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Rexall Place)
The Line: Edmonton Oilers / Colorado Avalanche --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, SNO
The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers meet Sunday night at the Rexall Place.
The Colorado Avalanche look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 29 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 31 assists and Jarome Iginla has 158 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 81.8 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 121 goals on 1,455 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has given up 36 goals on 457 shots. Varlamov has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Edmonton Oilers look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.4 goals per game and are scoring on 17.4 percent of their power plays. Taylor Hall leads Edmonton with 23 goals, Jordan Eberle has 20 assists and Leon Draisaitl has 122 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.1 percent of their power play chances. Cam Talbot has allowed 119 goals on 1,477 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has given up 10 goals on 85 shots. Talbot has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Oilers are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 21-71 in their last 92 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche have found some consistency as of late and need another win in order to keep its distance in the playoff race. Add the fact Colorado has beaten Edmonton in five of the last seven tries, and you have to like the road team here.