The Edmonton Oilers and the Colorado Avalanche will probably face each other in the second round of the Western Conference playoff this season which makes the game even more interesting when the two teams meet at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB on April 22, 2022.
- Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche
- NHL – Regular season
- Date – 22/4/2022
- Starting time – 8 PM ET
- Venue: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
Edmonton Oilers Stats & Form
The Edmonton Oilers are fifth in the Western Conference with a 45-26-6 record.
They have won the last three games, two of which by keeping a clean sheet and the last one 5-2 against the Dallas Stars.
The Oilers are 31-13-3 against Western Conference opponents. Edmonton ranks seventh in the league averaging 5.9 assists per game, led by Connor McDavid with 0.9.
Leon Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 54 goals and has 106 points. McDavid has seven goals and eight assists over the last 10 games for Edmonton.
The Oilers are 8-1-1 in the last 10 games averaging 3.5 goals, 5.6 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .940 save percentage.
Edmonton Oilers News
The Oilers will have their full roster available for this game.
Colorado Avalanche Stats & Form
The Colorado Avalanche are the best team in the league with a 55-16-6 record.
After winning nine consecutive games, the Avalanche lost the last two, by 3-2 to Washington and Seattle.
The Avalanche are 14-5-3 against opponents from the Central. Colorado has scored 294 goals and is third in the league averaging 3.8 goals per game.
Mikko Rantanen has 91 total points while scoring 36 goals and totaling 55 assists for the Avalanche. Nathan MacKinnon has 15 points over the last 10 games for Colorado.
The Avalanche are 8-2-0 in the last 10 games, averaging 4.2 goals, 7.6 assists, 2.1 penalties and 4.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Colorado Avalanche News
Andrew Cogliano, Devon Toews, Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen, Erik Johnson and Ryan Murray are all out for the Avalanche.
Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Head-to-Head Stats
The Colorado Avalanche have won 6 of the last 10 games including the last three against the Edmonton Oilers.
The last three games and 5 of the last 10 between these two teams have ended under 5.5 goals.
Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Odds
The Colorado Avalanche are slight favourites to win this one with the odds set at 126, while the Oilers are at 158. The draw is at 346.
The total goals margin is set at 6 with -149 odds to go over and 115 to finish under.
It is not easy to place a bet against the best team in the league but it seems like this is that game of the season. The Avalanche are on top of the league with a 10-points advantage over the next one in line meaning that they will stay untouched even if they lose.
The Oilers also have nowhere higher to go as they are fifth in the conference with a 9-point deficit to the St. Louis Blues. What makes the Oilers the right choice in this game is the fact that they do not want to fall to sixth place in the conference and want to prove a point against the Avalanche who they will probably face in the second playoff round.
Colorado has lost the last two games and has six players on the injury list including their top scorer. With that being the case, placing a bet on the Oilers is the right choice.