The Oilers have done decently so far this season to be placed fourth in the Western Conference Pacific with 67 points. Though having lost their last three games, they will be under a lot of pressure to perform well coming into the game.
The Avalanche, on the other hand, have played well in their recent games, winning two of the last three. Placed third in the Western Conference Central Division with 65 points, the mindset will be to add more to it and stay close to the top two in the standings.
Oilers vs Avalanche Odds
Edmonton vs Colorado NHL Match Details
Fixture: Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche
Date & Time: Sunday, February 19, 2023; 3 pm EDT
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
Edmonton vs Colorado NHL Key Stats
The Oiler’s offense has played on the fifth gear and has close to 210 goals scored this season. The majority of the contribution has come from Connor McDavid in the form of 42 goals and 59 assists, letting the team cruise. They genuinely don’t have any problem on the offensive front for this game and the season ahead.
Ironically, their defensive setup has let them down with over three goals conceded per game. They will have an uphill task to lower this to have a positive impact on the result.
Meanwhile, the Avalanche has a fairly stable offense that has scored close to 160 goals so far this season. Mikko Rantanen has played a big role in it, having contributed 35 goals so far.
Their defense provides them the additional benefit of having maintained an average of goals conceded to less than three. It looks in great shape at the moment and is likely to impact the game in the future too.
Oilers vs Avalanche Betting Prediction
The game is well-placed for both teams. With their strong offense, the Oilers can easily rattle the Avalanche. Having played well on the road, they are likely to use their experience to do well this time out.
The Avalanche, on the other hand, has done well at home but there are enough loopholes in their defense that can go against them. They are not scoring big and which can make them stay behind the strong Oilers offense, who can score over three at will.
We can expect this to be a good game, though with all the strength the Oilers have, they should pull this one in their favor.