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Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers - 4/2/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Edmonton Oilers at Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time Tuesday April 2, 2019, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Pepsi Center
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Edmonton Oilers +140 / Colorado Avalanche -175 -- Over/Under: 5.5
TV Channel
Alti, RSNW
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The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Pepsi Center.

The Edmonton Oilers could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 47 goals, Connor McDavid has 74 assists and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has 207 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 74.2 percent of their opponents power plays. Anthony Stolarz has given up 12 goals on 118 shots faced and Mikko Koskinen has allowed 137 goals on 1,461 shots. The Edmonton Oilers have allowed three or more goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Colorado Avalanche look for another win after winning six of their last eight games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 39 goals, Mikko Rantanen has 56 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 232 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing three goals per game and are killing 77.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Semyon Varlamov has given up 130 goals on 1,438 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed 85 goals on 1,008 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in each of their last eight games.

The Oilers are 110-234 in their last 344 games as a road underdog, 8-20 in their last 28 games as an underdog and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 6-1 in their last 7 games as a home favorite, 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite and 34-77 in their last 111 games playing on 0 days rest. The Oilers are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Colorado and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 overall. The under is 6-1 in Avalanche last 7 overall.

The Edmonton Oilers have won six of the last eight meetings against the Colorado Avalanche, but they enter this contest playing losing hockey and have nothing to play for at this point in the season. The Colorado Avalanche are putting things together at the right time, are starting to get healthier and need to keep winning to hold onto that playoff spot in the competitive west. The Avalanche should be able to get the job done on their home ice as they take one step closer toward clinching a postseason berth.

Pick:
Colorado Avalanche -175

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