Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche 4/9/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in NHL action at the Rogers Place. The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Edmonton Oilers look to build on their six-game winning streak.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 25.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 35 goals, Nazem Kadri has 57 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 250 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 78.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 111 goals on 1,473 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has allowed 40 goals on 488 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 26 percent of their power play opportunities. Leon Draisaitl leads Edmonton with 50 goals, Connor McDavid has 66 assists and Darnell Nurse has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 77.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mikko Koskinen has allowed 120 goals on 1,225 shots faced, and Mike Smith has allowed 68 goals on 698 shots.

The Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 road games and 47-14 in their last 61 overall. The Oilers are 9-0 in their last 9 home games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The under is 9-4 in Avalanche last 13 overall. The over is 7-2 in Oilers last 9 overall. The favorite is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche have been the most consistent team in the league, and they’re going to be favored because of that. However, the Edmonton Oilers are playing equally well lately, and they have the rest advantage here while being at home. The Oilers are on fire right now, and they have the offensive firepower to take advantage of possibly tired legs. Give me the home dog.

Author: Lucy Green