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Bet Over in NHL Picks for Oilers vs Avalanche

The Oilers squandered a chance to play for the Pacific Division title after losing to Arizona on Wednesday, so the regular-season finale will not impact the playoff bracket for either Edmonton or Colorado. Colorado is listed by the NHL latest lines as the favorite at home against the Oilers as the Avalanche go after their NHL-leading 31st home win of the season.

Edmonton is looking to win consecutive games against the Avalanche for the first time since 2018 after evening the season series with a 6-2 home win on April 5. It was Edmonton’s largest margin of victory against Colorado since 2019. The Avalanche won the first game of the season between the teams 3-2 last month on Artturi Lehkonen’s goal with one second left in overtime. That was the fourth straight game between the teams to be decided by one goal.

Bet Over in NHL Picks for Oilers vs Avalanche
Bet Over in NHL Picks for Oilers vs Avalanche

The NHL betting lines have Colorado at +150 to cover against the puck line as a 1 ½-goal favorite. Edmonton is -170 on the puck line.

When looking at Stanley Cup odds, Edmonton and Colorado are tied for second at +800 for the best odds to win the Stanley Cup.

Oilers vs Avalanche Game Information

  • Game: Oilers (49-26-6) vs Avalanche (49-25-7)
  • Date/Time: Thursday, April 18, 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • Oilers vs Avalanche Live Stream: NHL.com


The Avalanche is 8-3-1 in the last 12 games when listed as the home favorite with Colorado covering in six of those games. Edmonton has won eight of its last 11 games as the road underdog with the Oilers covering in all eight of those victories.

Colorado is priced at -170 to win the game outright while the Oilers come in at +150 in our NHL betting lines.

The Oilers and the Avalanche meet on Thursday, April 18, at Ball Arena in Denver. You can watch the game on ESPN at 9:30 pm ET.

Oilers vs Avalanche Odds and Spreads

  • Colorado is 44-22-5 as a favorite.
  • Edmonton has lost four of its seven games when listed as the underdog.
  • The Oilers are just 15-25 against the Las Vegas odds on the road.
  • Colorado has covered in 23 of 40 home games.
  • The total went under in six of Edmonton’s last nine games against Central Division teams.
  • The total has gone over in each of Colorado’s last six games.
  • The last eight games that the Avalanche played against Western Conference teams went over the total.
  • Colorado is 10-2 in its last 12 games against Pacific Division teams.


Oilers vs Avalanche ATS Pick: Avalanche -1½ (+150)

Edmonton is 2-5 in its last seven road games and 1-6 in the last seven times that the Oilers played at Colorado. However, Colorado is just 3-5-2 over its last 10 games. That is something to consider when looking at the NHL odds tonight.

If Edmonton had won on Wednesday and had a chance to win a division title, it would be tempting to roll with the underdog Oilers, but with the way Edmonton has struggled to win in Colorado, go with the Avalanche to add to its impressive win total at home

Winger Evander Kane is questionable for Edmonton. For Colorado, defenseman Samuel Girard is questionable and forward Logan O’Connor is out.



Oilers vs Avalanche Over/Under Pick: Over 6 ½ (-120)

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl and Evan Bouchard leading the Oilers against Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Cale Makar of the Avalanche. It might not be the best night to be a goalie.

Edmonton leads the NHL with 33.9 shots on goal per game and ranks in the top five in scoring offense and power-play percentage. Colorado is the top-scoring team in the NHL and is also in the top five in shots on goal and power-play success rate.

When looking at the NHL over/under predictions, keep in mind that Just 18 road games have gone over the total for the Oilers.



Oilers vs Avalanche Player Prop Pick: Connor McDavid 1+ Goals (+120)

Is it ever a bad idea to go with Edmontons’ McDavid in a player prop? The odds in the points department aren’t quite as enticing as the +120 moneyline for McDavid to score at least one goal when making your player prop bets.


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Oilers vs Avalanche Prediction

Avalanche 5, Oilers 3



Questions of the Day

Which team has a better ATS record, the Oilers or the Avalanche?

Colorado is 40-41 against the spread this season compared to a 38-43 record for the Oilers.

What is a good player prop option for the Colorado Avalanche on April 18?

Jonathan Drouin is tied with Nathan MacKinnon for the team lead with four goals in April, so it could be worth taking a look at the +225 odds for Drouin to score and record his first 20-goal season in seven years.

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