Oilers Host League-Leading Avalanche at Rogers Place on Friday
Two of the top teams in the NHL face off this Friday night when the Colorado Avalanche (55-16-6, first in the Central) take on the Edmonton Oilers (48-21-7, second in the Pacific).
Colorado enters this highly-anticipated contest dragging a rare two-game losing streak, which includes Wednesday night's 3-2 humiliation to the expansion Seattle Kraken, a game in which the Avs looked both flat and uninspired. They'll need to regroup fast since streaking Edmonton is 8-1-1 in their previous ten contests, including a three-game win streak.
In the Avs' favour, they have won the previous two matches versus the Oilers, including 2-1 and 3-2 wins within the last month. However, this might be the game when Edmonton makes a bold statement that they're the force to be reckoned with come playoff time.
The puck drop is at 7:00 pm MDT
Here's a look at the partial odds on this matchup at Spreads.ca:
OPINION (powered by Pointspreads.ca):
Both of these teams can put the puck in the net. In fact, most of the stats show an OVER trend. Edmonton has been below-average defensively, while both teams rank well above average in virtually all offensive categories.
However, given the added intensity we're likely to see on the ice, we think this plays into a lower-scoring game than expected.
Both previous games between these two clubs fell under the number and we see a similar outcome here.
You can catch the UNDER 6.5 goals at Spreads.ca, which we suggest going under with a wager.