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Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers - 2/18/18 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers (23-30-4) at Colorado Avalanche (31-22-4)
Date & Time Sunday February 18, 2018, 3:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Avalanche / Edmonton Oilers --- Over/Under:
TV Channel
RSNW, ALT
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NHL | Edmonton Oilers (23-30-4) at Colorado Avalanche (31-22-4)
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The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche meet Sunday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.

The Edmonton Oilers need a victory her in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 14.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor McDavid leads Edmonton with 23 goals, Leon Draisaitl has 33 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 106 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 70.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Cam Talbot has given up 129 goals on 1,285 shots faced and Laurent Brossoit has allowed 38 goals on 334 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Colorado Avalanche need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 18.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 24 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 35 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 125 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 82 goals on 943 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 79 goals on 914 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or more goals in nine of their last 11 games.

The Oilers are 24-67 in their last 91 games playing on 0 days rest, 1-5 in their last 6 Sunday games and 0-4 in their last 4 road games. The Avalanche are 20-8 in their last 28 home games, 9-24 in their last 33 Sunday games and 6-22 in their last 28 vs. Pacific. The road team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Edmonton Oilers are riding a six-game losing streak, the defense seems to get worse by the day and they've been awful playing on the end of a back to back. The Colorado Avalanche have issues of their own, but the one place they're consistent and win at an insane clip is on their home ice. This game is pretty much the Avalanche or pass, as the Oilers are fade material based on their current form. 

Pick:
Colorado Avalanche

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