Oilers vs Avalanche NHL Betting Lines & Game Preview

Oilers vs Avalanche NHL Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on December 11, 2018

The Pacific Division’s so deep this season that even a team like the Edmonton Oilers has a shot of winning. Edmonton heads to Colorado to battle the Avalanche in what should be a competitive game. With their 17-8-4 record, Colorado’s not that far behind Central Division leading Nashville. Will the Avalanche keep pace or will Edmonton take the victory?

Oilers vs Avalanche NHL Betting Lines & Game Preview

  • When: Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 9:00 pm ET
  • Where: Pepsi Center, Denver, CO
  • TV: Altitude
  • Radio: Edmonton / Colorado
  • Live Stream: NHL.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Colorado -149
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 6
  • Puck Line Odds:

Why Edmonton Oilers are a good bet +129?

Colorado dominated Edmonton 4-1 the last time these two played against each other, but that game took place way back on Nov. 11. Since then, the Oilers have been tough to handle.

Edmonton is 6-1 in their last 7. They ride a strong 3-game winning streak into the match against the Avalanche on Tuesday night. With momentum behind them, Edmonton could pull off the upset because they play tough on the road, going 7-8-1 this season.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 2.7
  • Shots For: 31.4
  • Power Plays: 18.8%
  • Face-Offs: 47.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 29.7
  • Penalty Kills: 77.2%
  • Shutouts: 3

Why Colorado Avalanche are a good bet -149?

Is Colorado a safe NHL betting pick on Tuesday?

Colorado’s been one of the biggest surprises so far this NHL Season. The Avalanche were expected to finish behind Nashville, Winnipeg, Dallas, Minnesota, and St. Louis. Right now, they’re the second best team in the Central.

The Avalanche have run out to a great record by leaning on a strong offense. Colorado ranks 4th in goals per. The defense plays well, holding opponents to less than 3 goals per.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.6
  • Shots For: 31.1
  • Power Plays: 30.2%
  • Face-Offs: 46.5%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.9
  • Shots Against: 32.4
  • Penalty Kills: 79.1%
  • Shutouts: 1

NHL Betting Trends for Oilers vs Avalanche

  • Edmonton is 5-13 ATS in the last 18 games
  • Edmonton is 6-1 SU in the last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Edmonton’s last 7 games
  • Colorado is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Colorado is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games

Oilers vs Avalanche Final NHL Betting Analysis

The better teams in the National Hockey League can win games on the road and at home. Colorado does that. The Avalanche have gone 11-6-1 in away games. In home games, they’ve been equally impressive with a 6-2-3 record.

The Avalanche are for real, but they could show more softness in this game than we expect. Colorado lost center Vladislave Kamenev indefinitely while defenseman Conor Timmins is out until late December with a concussion.

Edmonton’s on a roll while the Avalanche lost 1-7 to Tampa Bay in their last. The Oilers are the play.

NHL Betting Pick: Edmonton Oilers +129
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