Oilers vs. Avalanche Prediction
A pair of teams that are each 6-3-1-0 in their last 10 games, respectively, will meet in Colorado on Monday night when the Avalanche host the Oilers at 9:30 p.m. ET. The over has been profitable in recent meetings between these two teams but with the total sitting at 6.5 goals, is that a wise play?
039 Edmonton Oilers (+170) at 040 Colorado Avalanche (-200); o/u 6.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Monday, March 21, 2022
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Mike Smith stopped 27-of-28 shots in Thursday's 6-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Smith had a solid outing which has been a rare occurrence for anyone who steps between the pipes for the Oilers. The 39-year-old was perfect through the first two periods of play until Victor Olofsson beat him early on in the final frame. Smith improves his record to 6-8-1 with a 3.39 goals-against average and .895 save percentage.
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
The Colorado Avalanche will start Darcy Kuemper in goal on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. Kuemper is coming off an impressive 46-save shutout over the Calgary Flames and will be looking to stay hot tonight. The 31-year-old netminder will come into tonight's game with a 28-8-2 record, a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .922 save percentage.
Oilers vs. Avalanche Betting Prediction
The over is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Colorado, is 4-1 in the Oilers’ last five games overall and has cashed in five of Edmonton’s last six games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the over is 6-2 in the Avalanche’s last eight games playing on two days of rest and is 14-6-3 in their last 23 games after scoring five goals or more in their previous contest.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: OILERS/AVALANCHE OVER 6.5