Planning on watching today’s Avalanche and Oilers game? Catch the action at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB, as the Oilers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Oilers as the -1.5 goal favorite with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.

COLORADO AVALANCHE VS EDMONTON OILERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5

This game will be played at Rogers Place at 10:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE EDMONTON OILERS:

  • Even though they are considered 1.5-goal underdogs, our projection points to a 4-3 win for the Avalanche.
  • We like the Avalanche on the moneyline (+108)
  • The Avalanche are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Can the Avalanche Pull the Upset on the Road?

As the third-place team in the Western Conference with an overall record of 42-20-5, the Colorado Avalanche have been favored in 57 of their 67 games this season, including each of their last four games. On the road, the Avalanche have gone 16-14-5, and they have won each of their last two games away from home.

In their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 7-3, and they have won each of their last five games and three straight games. In their division, the Avalanche are in second place with a record of 12-8, and they have gone 28-12 against Western Conference opponents this season.

On the road this season, the Avalanche have gone 13-22 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is -.2 goals per game. So far, Colorado has been favored in 57 games, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is +1.1 goals per contest.

So far, the Avalanche have 31 wins by multiple goals and have gone 33-34 against the puck line overall. In their last ten games, Colorado has gone 6-4 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin for the year is +.7 goals per game. In their last three road games, the team is 2-1 against the puck line.

The average goal total for Colorado’s games is sitting at 6.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.4. The Avalanche come in with an over/under record of 38-27-2.

Across their last three road contests, Colorado has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

Offensively, the Avalanche come into the game at 3.7 goals per contest placing 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 3rd position in the league. This season, the Avalanche have a 28-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 11-9 record.

The leading scorer for Colorado’s offense is Nathan MacKinnon. Coming into the game he has 42 goals, ranking 4th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, MacKinnon has 73 assists this season.

Edmonton defense takes on the Avalanche ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. They also are 22nd in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Alexandar Georgiev gets the start and has made 52 starts this season. His record at this point is 34-15, and his save percentage is 0.982%.

Is It the Oilers Game to Lose at Home?

At home this season, the Oilers have gone 21-8-2, and they have won four straight games in Edmonton. In the Pacific Division, Edmonton is in second place, and they have gone 13-7 against divisional opponents. Over their last ten games, the Oilers have gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games as the favorite.

Overall, the Oilers have gone 40-21-3, and they are in fifth place in the Western Conference. Against other teams from the West, Edmonton has gone 23-13 this season. Over their last five games, the Oilers have gone 3-2, and they have won two straight games when favored.

At home this season, the Oilers have an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game, and their puck line record at home is 17-14. So far, they have 28 wins by multiple goals compared to just 12 wins by one goal.

Overall, the Oilers have a puck line record of 31-33, and their puck line record as the favorite is 27-28. Their average scoring margin this season is +.7 goals per game.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Edmonton is 6.4. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.6. The Oilers come in with an over/under record of 27-34-3.

The Avalanche are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

On the offensive side, the Oilers are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 6th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 6th in the league. So far this year, the Oilers are 26-13 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 14-7 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Edmonton’s current leading scorer is Zach Hyman. This season, he has 46 goals, which puts him 3rd in the NHL. Hyman also comes into the game with 19 assists.

Defensively, the Oilers come into the season ranked 31st in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 28.3 shots per game against Edmonton. For the season, they are ranked 22nd in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Stuart Skinner gets the start and has made 46 starts this season. His record at this point is 30-13, and his save percentage is 0.917%.