Last Updated Mar 22, 2022, 1:36 AM

Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Edmonton Oilers (34-26-4) will meet the Colorado Avalanche (36-20-4) at Ball Arena in Denver, Colo. on Monday night. Puck drop is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on ESPN+.

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Score Prediction

Avalanche 4, Oilers 2

Best Bet

Avalanche -1.5 (+132)
Under 6.5 (+110)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE PREDICTIONS

The Oilers doubled up the visiting New Jersey Devils on Saturday by a 6-3 score. That's five consecutive victories for Edmonton, outscoring the opposition by a 27-13 margin. Four of those victories have been with Mikko Koskinen in between the pipes, and he is expected to be the starting goaltender on Monday night.

The Avalanche have rattled off three straight wins since a 2-0 setback at Carolina on March 10. Two of the victories were via shutout, including the most recent game at home against the Calgary Flames, 3-0, on March 13. Darcy Kuemper has shutouts in his past two appearances, and he has not lost at home in regulation in 16 starts at home (15-0-1) dating back to Oct. 26 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

This is the first three meetings this season, and the only battle in Denver. The next two meetings with take place in the Great White North on April 9 and April 22.

EDMONTON OILERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING ODDS

Oilers +175
Avalanche -192
Oilers +1.5 (-135)
Avalanche -1.5 (+132)
Over 6.5 (-125)
Under 6.5 (+110)

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EDMONTON OILERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
  • Matchup: Pacific vs. Central
  • Venue: Ball Arena
  • Location: Denver, Colo.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+ - 9:30 p.m. ET

EDMONTON OILERS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 35-23-4
  • ATS: 29-33
  • O/U: 31-28-3

The Oilers have cashed in five consecutive games, outscoring the opposition 27-13. Edmonton has scored four or more goals in each of the five outings. But the past three games have been against the New Jersey Devils, Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings, not exactly the cream of the NHL crop. And the five-game win streak is all against Eastern Conference teams. Edmonton's last game against a Western Conference team was a 3-1 loss at Calgary, and it has lost three in a row against the West.

Edmonton has won just four of the past 13 games as an underdog, while going 2-6 in the past eight as a road 'dog. In addition, Edmonton is just 2-5 in the past seven tries against Central Division teams.

The OVER has cashed in four of the five games during the win streak. However, the UNDER has been the dominant trend lately, going 3-0-1 in the past four as a road underdog, and 3-1-1 in the past five games on the road. The UNDER is also 3-1-1 in the past five against winning teams, too.

COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 44-13-5
  • ATS: 31-31
  • O/U: 34-23-5

As mentioned, Colorado has three straight wins, including a pair of shutouts from Kuemper. The Avalanche are a ridiculous 44-8 in the past 52 games at home, and 40-11 in the previous 51 outings as a favorite, too. Colorado has also cashed in 36 of the past 51 games against Western Conference foes.

For totals, the UNDER is 8-1-1 in the past 10 games against teams with a winning overall record. The UNDER is also 12-4-1 in the past 17 games against Western Conference opponents, and 6-2 in the previous eight against Pacific Division organizastions.

The Avalanche have posted 44 wins in the past 52 games at home. (AP)

EDMONTON OILERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING CONCLUSION

As mentioned, Edmonton and Colorado are facing each other for the first of three meetings in the next month. The OVER is 5-1-1 in the past seven meetings in this series, but the UNDER is the lean here with as hot as Kuemper has been playing in between the pipes for Colorado, especially at home. In addition, the Avs offense took a bit of a hit when LW Gabriel Landeskog went down with a knee injury. D Sam Girard is also dealing with a lower-body injury, too, and is likely to be scratched. Despite those losses, the offense is still very much loaded.

The Oilers have been hot, too, but all good things must come to an end. The home team has won each of the past three meetings in this series, and that streak isn't about to end here. Back Colorado, but play the puck line instead of laying the big number for the straight up win.

EDMONTON OILERS vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING TRENDS

  • Oilers are 5-0 in the past five games overall.
  • Oilers are 4-9 in the past 13 as an underdog.
  • Oilers are 2-6 in the past eight as a road 'dog.
  • Oilers are 2-5 in the past seven vs. Central Division teams.
  • Avalanche are 40-12 in the past 52 games overall.
  • Avalanche are 44-8 in the past 52 home games.
  • Avalanche are 36-15 in the past 51 vs. Western Conference teams.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five games for the Oilers.
  • The UNDER is 3-0-1 in the past four as an underdog for the Oilers.
  • The UNDER is 3-1-1 in the past five road games for the Oilers.
  • The UNDER is 5-2 in the past seven vs. Central Division teams for the Oilers.
  • The UNDER is 8-1-1 in the past 10 vs winning teams for the Avalanche.
  • The UNDER is 12-4-1 in the past 17 vs. Western Conference teams for the Avalanche.

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