If not for the New York Islanders, the Oilers would be the worst team in the NHL. They were disgraced on Tuesday night as the Phoenix Coyotes shut them out 5-0. They are underdogs on Thursday night in NHL hockey betting at Sbg global as they host the Avalanche.
Oilers a Joke
Edmonton head coach Tom Renney was extremely upset with his team after Tuesday’s loss. He said it’s a joke how bad the team played. The Oilers had just broken a six-game losing streak on Sunday as they beat Anaheim 4-2 but then they simply came out with no effort against the Coyotes and they were throttled 5-0. Renney called it a “travesty.” He didn’t say that about the season but he really could. The Oilers have just five wins this season. They are last in the league in both goals allowed (79) and penalty-kill percentage (67.9%). One player that listened was forward Sam Gagner who knows that some of his teammates are taking the easy way out.
Avalanche in a Busy Stretch
The Avalanche played last night in Vancouver which means they are in the midst of a six games in nine day stretch including a three in four situation that has them playing tonight in Edmonton and on Saturday against Minnesota. Thursday’s game will be the first meeting between Colorado and Edmonton this season but not the last as they will play five more times before the season is over. Colorado won the season series last year, going 3-2-1 against the Oilers. The Avalanche is 3-1 in the first half of back-to-back games this season and 2-2 in the second half.
Thursday Night Stats
The Avalanche is 3-8 in NHL hockey betting in their last 11 Thursday games. The Avalanche is 6-20 in their last 26 games playing on no rest. The Avalanche is 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the Northwest. The Oilers are 16-37 in their last 53 Thursday games. The Oilers are 7-19 in their last 26 vs. the Northwest. The Oilers are 0-6 in their last 6 home games. One of the few positives for Edmonton is that the home team in this series is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings. Looking at the total, the Over is 6-1 in Colorado’s last 7 games playing on no rest. The Over is 16-5 in hockey betting in Colorado’s last 21 road games. The Over is 5-2-1 in the Oilers last 8 overall. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.