Avalanche vs. Oilers Predicion
Will the Oilers take care of a banged up Avalanche team tonight so bettors can cash when the two teams square off at 9:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Oilers are -135 money line favorites over the Aves, who have odds of +115 to pull off the upset. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5.5 goals.
Colorado enters play tonight with a 6-4-0 record over its last 10 games while the over is 5-4-1 during that same 10-game span. As for Edmonton, the Oilers are also 6-4-0 over their last 10 contests while the under was a profitable 2-7-1 during that stretch of games.
The Aves have already lost Matt Duchene to a knee injury and now Nathan MacKinnon also hurt his left knee in the third period of Friday's 4-3 shootout win in Calgary. MacKinnon was to be re-evaluated yesterday but Colorado recalled Mikko Rantanen from San Antonio, so the team is clearly preparing as though MacKinnon will not play tonight.
Colorado faces an Edmonton team that has won seven of its last 10 games when playing on one day of rest and has beaten the likes of St. Louis (6-4) and Vancouver (2-0) in its last two games. Rookie Connor McDavid, the No. 1 pick in June's draft, is averaging 1.05 points per game, which is most among rookies.
SUNDAY NHL FREE PICK: EDMONTON OILERS -135