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Avalanche vs. Oilers - 3/30/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers (22-40-13) at Colorado Avalanche (35-28-12)
Date & Time Monday March 30, 2015, 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -207 / Edmonton Oilers +186 --- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
ALT, SNO
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NHL | Edmonton Oilers (22-40-13) at Colorado Avalanche (35-28-12)
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The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday night at the Pepsi Center.

The Edmonton Oilers look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Oilers are averaging 2.3 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Edmonton Oilers have one power play goal in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins leads the Oilers with 23 goals, Jordan Eberle has 38 assists and Nail Yakupov has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals and have allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Ben Scrivens has allowed 150 goals on 1,442 shots faced and Viktor Fasth has given up 76 goals on 681 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche need a win after splitting their last six games. The Avalanche are averaging 2.6 goals and have scored 12 goals in their last three games. The Colorado Avalanche have three power play goals in their last three games and have won seven of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Jarome Iginla leads Colorado with 26 goals, Gabriel Landeskog has 33 assists and Alex Tanguay has 99 shots on goal. Defensively, the Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last seven games. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 132 goals on 1,659 shots faced and Calvin Pickard has given up 35 goals on 511 shots.

The Oilers are 15-46 in their last 61 road games and 8-20 in their last 28 vs. a team with a losing record. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 5-2 in their last 7 games following a win. The Oilers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado and the home team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Avalanche should have no problem getting the win against an Edmonton team that's thrown in the towel. Take the spread to give your wager more value. 

Pick:
Colorado Avalanche -1.5

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