Hockey Betting: Edmonton at Colorado at SBG Global

Hockey betting fans have something to look forward to when the Edmonton Oilers travel to Denver to take on the Colorado Avalanche on January 16.

Anyone looking to bet on hockey in this match up should look past the abysmal records of both teams and focus on the competition on the ice. And while there may be more attractive hockey betting match ups out there the Oilers versus the Avalanche at least presents two very evenly matched teams.

Hockey betting fans have seen both of these teams slip to the bottom of the Western Northwest division halfway through the season. Indeed, these teams have slipped all the way to the bottom of the entire Western Conference and have been disappointing by any hockey betting standard. The Oilers hold down the last spot in the division with just 37 points while the Avalanche is hardly any better with just 39 points.

If you’re thinking to bet on hockey when this contest rolls around you shouldn’t expect a lot of offense. This match up features two teams that are by any account offensively challenged. But that’s only the half of it as any hockey betting fan will tell you. Both teams have half-way capable defenses and have allowed just 111 (Edmonton) and 115 goals (Colorado) all hockey betting season thus far. Those are middle of the pack stats to bet on hockey, but what has killed these teams is that they’ve scored only 101 (Edmonton) and 104 (Colorado) goals apiece this hockey betting season.

When your hockey betting opponents consistently outscore you, it’s all but impossible to compile a winning record and that’s why these teams sit last in the bet on hockey standings in the Northwest.

Head to head hockey betting fans should expect a grind out slog between these two offensively challenged and defensive minded teams. Even the home ice advantage should make little difference in this match up. Colorado is 11-8 at home with zero draws, while the Oilers are an impressive 11-10 on the road, an impressive hockey betting stat that’s actually better than their home record.

Other indicators such as the last ten games or divisional records are more or less equal for both of these hockey betting participants. This showdown could boil down to the play of an individual like the Oilers Ales Hemsky who with 30 points is having the best season out of any of the players on these two lackluster hockey betting rosters.

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