Oilers vs. Avalanche Game 1 Prediction
The Western Conference Finals will begin on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET when the Avalanche host the Oilers in Game 1 from Ball Arena. With Colorado listed as a sizable favorite and the total sitting at 7 goals, what’s the best bet on the board when it comes to tonight’s matchup?
027 Edmonton Oilers (+160) at 028 Colorado Avalanche (-179); o/u 7
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Leon Draisaitl was on the ice for Monday's practice ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Tuesday against Colorado. Draisaitl had not been skating with the team since he was injured in Game 6 of Round 1 against Los Angeles. It was reportedly an ankle issue that was bothering him and it still might be heading into Round 3. Still, it is encouraging that he was back on the ice for Monday's session. Draisaitl is still tied with teammate Connor McDavid for first in playoff scoring with 26 points (seven goals, 19 assists) in 12 outings.
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Gabriel Landeskog was on the ice for Monday's practice ahead of Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against Edmonton on Tuesday. Landeskog hasn't been taking part in most of the team's on-ice sessions during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Monday's skate wasn't a full practice with contact, but Landeskog should still be expected to be good to go for the series opener versus the Oilers. He has six goals and 11 points in 10 games this postseason after returning from knee surgery.
Oilers vs. Avalanche Game 1 Betting Prediction
The home team is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams, while the favorite has cashed in six straight. The Avalanche are also 55-13 in their last 68 home games, are 11-2 in their last 13 games when their opponent scored five goals or more in its previous game and are 55-13 in their last 68 games as a home favorite.
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: COLORADO AVALANCHE -179