The NHL provides us with a six-game slate on Sunday, February 19, and this conference duel is one of them, so make sure you get the best Oilers vs. Avalanche betting pick and odds.

Edmonton is desperate to avoid the fourth consecutive loss when they visit Colorado at Ball Arena. The Avalanche are -132 moneyline favorites on MyBookie Sportsbook, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. These conference rivals will meet for the second time this year; the Avalanche won 3-2 in overtime in Edmonton.

Oilers couldn’t get the edge again

For the second time in two games, the Edmonton Oilers (30-19-3-4, 29-27 ATS) lost in the shootout, which is their third straight defeat. The Oilers lost to the Montreal Canadiens on the road and then lost two in a row against the Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers at home. Both defeats were identical; 5-4 after the shootout, and Edmonton is now in jeopardy of suffering the fourth consecutive loss for the first time this season.

The Oilers had a 3-0 and 4-1 lead against the Rangers and still couldn’t get two points. The visitors scored three straight goals to make it 4-4 and force overtime, after which they edged Edmonton in the penalty lottery. Zach Hyman, Connor McDavid, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each contributed two points. The Oilers have even four individuals among the best 15 players in the NHL when it comes to points. McDavid is lone at the top with 101 points (G 42, A 59), followed by Leon Draisaitl with 81 (G 32, A 49), Nugent-Hopkins with 68 (G 27, A 41), and Hyman with 66 points (G 27, A 39).

Stuart Skinner (13-11-4) is probably going to take his place in the cage against Colorado on Sunday. The 24-year-old is allowing 2.95 goals per game with a .913 SV% and no shutouts.

G Mike Smith (undisclosed) and D Ryan Murray (back) are out indefinitely and will not play in Denver on Sunday. C Klim Kostin (illness) is questionable to feature.

Avalanche beat the Blues on the road

The Colorado Avalanche (29-19-2-3, 27-26) returned home from a two-game road trip on which they defeated the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues, allowing only three goals in the process. The Avalanche won ten of the previous 14 games and climbed to the 7th position in the Western Conference with 65 points, two behind the Oilers.

Colorado was always in control of the tilt in St. Louis. The Avs took a 2-0 lead through Mikko Rantanen and Bowen Byram, and although the hosts cut the deficit to half, Colorado scored two more thanks to power-play goals from Valeri Nichushkin and Byram to make it 4-1. So far this campaign, Rantanen leads the Avs with 65 points (G 35, A 30), but Nathan MacKinnon is right behind with 64 (G 18, A 46) and Cale Makar contributed 45 points (G 13, A 32).

Alexandar Georgiev (22-12-4) is slated to start at the goal for Colorado against Edmonton on Sunday. The 27-year-old is conceding 2.66 goals per contest along with .919 SV% and two shutouts.

LW Darren Helm (lower body), D Erik Johnson (ankle), LW (lower body), and G Pavel Francouz (lower body) are out indefinitely and will not face the Oilers on Sunday.



  • 1-4 in the last five overall
  • 2-6 in the last eight Sunday games


  • 20-8 in the last 28 games playing without rest
  • 5-2 in the last seven vs. a team with a winning record

Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche Pick

The Oilers have the highest-efficient offense in the NHL which averages 3.73 goals per game, which is not strange considering they have such talents as Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Although the Avalanche are not lethal offensively as they were last year when they won the Stanley Cup, they still have a stronger defense, which will prevail in this one. Just for the record, the Avalanche have such stars as Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Cale Makar, among others, who are capable of outscoring any team in the league, so I’m backing the hosts here.

Pick: Take the Avalanche to win (-132)

The Total

Edmonton allowed at least five goals in each of the last three games and considering the Avs scored 3+ in nine of the previous ten H2H duels in Denver, I think the hosts will score 4+ on Sunday. The Oilers’ firepower and offensive talent are enough for me to expect a decent contribution from the visitors here, so I am going with a high-scoring affair. Over is 8-2 in the Oilers’ last ten road games; Over is 12-3 in Edmonton’s previous 15 vs. Central Division rivals, while Over is 5-1-1 in the Avalanche’s last seven home games.

Pick: Go Over 6.5 goals (-110)