Avalanche vs. Oilers Prediction
A pair of Western Conference teams that have been rolling recently will meet in Edmonton on Saturday night when the Oilers host the Avalanche at 10:00 p.m. ET. With both teams playing well, what’s the best bet on the board when it comes this matchup?
021 Colorado Avalanche (-130) at 022 Edmonton Oilers (+110); o/u 6.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 9, 2022
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Nathan MacKinnon scored a goal and registered an assist in Friday’s 5-4 overtime win against the Winnipeg Jets. MacKinnon scored what seemed to be the insurance marker for the Avalanche at the 4:04 mark of the second period and was set up by Mikko Rantanen and Andre Burakovsky. The young guns led the way for the Avalanche as Cale Makar and Bowen Byram each had an assist while Alex Newhook set up a pair of goals in the game as well. MacKinnon also set up Makar for the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Avalanche the victory. MacKinnon has 25 goals and 51 assists through 55 games this season.
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Mike Smith stopped 31-of-33 shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Smith put in another solid performance in Thursday's win over the Kings. The 40-year-old made a ton of big stops throughout the game and even made a stretch-pass to Connor McDavid which almost led to a goal. Smith has now won his past four starts in a row and owns an 11-9-2 record with a 3.19 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.
Avalanche vs. Oilers Betting Prediction
The favorite is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams, while the Avalanche are 5-1 in their last six road games. The Aves are also 11-2 in their last 13 games playing the second game of a back-to-back, are 6-1 in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record and are 62-21 in their last 83 games coming off a win. On the other side, the Oilers are 1-5 in their last six games when listed as the underdog, are 20-41 in their last 61 games as a home dog and are 3-10 in their last 13 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: COLORADO AVALANCHE -130