Oilers at Avalanche
Tonight, we have a matchup that is going to be huge with only 2-3 games left in the season for each team. The Oilers are traveling to Colorado to take on the Avalanche. Both of these teams have already secured a spot in the playoffs, but they have not secured first place in their respective divisions. The Avalanche are in first in the Central as they are sitting with the same point total as the stars and only two points ahead of the Wild. The Oilers are in second in the Pacific sitting two points behind Vegas and only 3 points ahead of the Kings. Both of these teams need this win so who is going to show up tonight?
The probability is pretty high that we will see a matchup between Skinner and Georgiev in tonight’s matchup. Both of these goalies have been outstanding in the net this season with records way over .500 and under 3 goals allowed per game. The offense of each team has also been crazy good this season as the Oilers are averaging almost 4 gpg and the Avs are averaging just under 3.5 gpg. The margin is about the same for goals against per game, but it is in the Avalanche’s favor. Both of these teams are 5-0 in their last 5 games and in each of the games they have won convincingly. So, what’s the difference between these teams? Depth.
The depth of the Avs is more than that of the Oilers. The Oilers rely on McDavid and Draisaitl to score or create the majority of their opportunities. The Avalanche have a plethora of players on all lines that have the ability to score, a lot. So here are the picks:
Hammer: Avs ML
Hammer: EDM/COL o6.5
Sprinkle: Correct Score: Avs 4 EDM 3