Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche 6/4/22 NHL Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers meet Saturday in game 3 of the West Finals NHL Playoffs at the Rogers Place. The Colorado Avalanche have a chance to take an overwhelming 3-0 series lead. The Edmonton Oilers need a win to cut the series deficit to 1-2.

The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 4.58 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 10 goals, Cale Makar has 13 assists and Nazem Kadri has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.75 goals per game and are killing 73.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 24 goals on 234 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 8 goals on 96 shots.

The Edmonton Oilers are averaging 4.14 goals per game and are scoring on 27.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Evander Kane leads Edmonton with 13 goals, Connor McDavid has 21 assists and Zach Hyman has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the Edmonton Oilers are allowing 3.5 goals per game and are killing 84 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Mike Smith has allowed 40 goals on 476 shots faced, and Mikko Koskinen has given up 6 goals on 58 shots.

The Avalanche are 5-0 in their last 5 road games and 54-19 in their last 73 overall. The Oilers are 20-6 in their last 26 home games and 21-9 in their last 30 overall. The over is 4-1 in Avalanche last 5 road games. The over is 5-2 in Oilers last 7 overall. The Avalanche are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The favorite is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.

After a quiet game 2, we’re due for another offensive explosion between these two offenses. The over has hit in 4 of the Avs last 5 road games and 17 of the Oilers last 24 home games. These are the two highest scoring teams in the playoffs with a combined 113 goals, and 5 of the last 9 meetings between these clubs have produced at least 8 goals. I’m siding with the trends and taking the over.

Author: Lucy Green