NHL odds favor the Oilers but the Avalanche actually have the trends on their side. Colorado has won six of the last ten meetings against the Oilers as NHL odds numbers indicate. The Avalanche are playing the first game of a three-game road trip as the NHL odds schedule shows and they are in the first of a back-to-back as they travel to Vancouver tomorrow.
Edmonton has won three of the last five games at home against Colorado as the NHL odds tell us. NHL betting odds results show that earlier this season the teams split two meetings in Edmonton as the Avalanche won 3-2 in November while the Oilers won 3-2 in October.
Colorado has played very poorly on the road this season so gamblers have been wary of taking the Avalanche in NHL odds. Colorado is already playing for next year and has not had a lot of incentive in road games. The Avalanche have poor offensive and poor defensive numbers as NHL odds stats show. When your leading scorer has just over 50 points that is a problem unless you are very balanced and the Avs are not. The defense is even worse as the NHL betting odds stats indicate and the goaltending is weak. Peter Budaj just does not inspire much confidence from gamblers who bet NHL odds.
Edmonton has been fighting to stay in the playoff race in the Western Conference and somehow they are above .500 despite weak overall numbers. Their offense is below average and their defense is in the bottom third of the league. Alex Hemsky has led the team in scoring for much of the season while Sheldon Souray has led them in shots. Goaltender Dwayne Roloson is having a good year though and the Oilers find ways to win versus the NHL odds.
The last four meetings between the two teams have all gone under the NHL odds with exactly five goals being scored each time. All four of those games occurred this season, breaking a three-game over trend in NHL odds from last year.
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