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Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers - 12/11/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Edmonton Oilers (16-12-2) at Colorado Avalanche (17-8-5)
Date & Time Tuesday December 11, 2018, 9:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -125 / Edmonton Oilers +113 --- Over/Under: 6
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Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The Edmonton Oilers look to stay red hot as they head into Colorado to face off with the Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on Tuesday night.

The Oilers take to the road looking to improve their recent mark in Colorado as they are 4-1 in their last 5 trips to Denver and with the way they have played in the defensive zone lately they are in a good spot here against the Avalanche. Edmonton is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall but most of their damage has come at home as they are just 2-7 in their last 9 road games and they haven’t had a ton of success away from home over the last couple of seasons. Edmonton will turn to Connor McDavid to lead them against an Avalanche side that has two of the league’s top point producers in Mikko Rantanen and Nathan Mackinnon who have Colorado competing for a division title heading into Tuesday’s action.

The Avs meanwhile are 6-1 in their last 7 games against the Western Conference but they have struggled against teams in the Pacific division as they are just 17-35 in their last 52 against Pacific rivals. Colorado has had their struggles against the Oilers over the last couple of seasons as they are just 2-5 in their last 7 meetings with Edmonton and the road team is 7-2 in their last 9 meetings which bodes well for the Oilers here who are slight underdogs. Colorado is expected to send Semyon Varlamov to the crease as he will matchup against Mikko Koskinen who has been brilliant so far this season with a 9-3-1 record with a sparkling 2.06 goals against average and 3 shutouts.

The Oilers are 6-1 in their last 7 games playing on one days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win while Colorado is 25-12 in their last 37 home games and 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings between these teams while there is a ton of fire power in this game I like the goaltending to steal the show as this one comes in under the number.

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