Oilers vs. Avalanche Game 2 Prediction
After the two teams combined for a whopping 14 goals in Game 1, will Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oilers and Avalanche also turn into a shootout? The puck drops Thursday night from Ball Arena in Denver, CO at 8:00 p.m. ET.
033 Edmonton Oilers (+160) at 034 Colorado Avalanche (-180); o/u 7
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, June 2, 2022
Edmonton Oilers DFS Spin
Coach Jay Woodcroft won’t name his starting goaltender for Game 2 against Colorado until Thursday. “I thought Mike Smith was excellent for us all playoffs long,” said Woodcroft on Wednesday. “We’ll determine Mike’s status and Mikko [Koskinen]’s status tomorrow.” Smith was pulled on Tuesday after he allowed six goals on 25 shots in 26:20 of playing time. He also struggled in playoff series openers against Los Angeles and Calgary in the previous two rounds before he started again in Game 2. It wouldn’t be a surprise if that happened again on Thursday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference Final even though Koskinen played well in relief on Tuesday.
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Darcy Kuemper’s availability for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final remains uncertain, according to coach Jared Bednar. “We’ll see,” said Bednar on Wednesday. “I don’t know yet.” The Avalanche bench boss said the same thing after Colorado’s 8-6 victory over Edmonton in Game 1 on Tuesday night. Kuemper left the match in the second period due to an upper-body injury.
Oilers vs. Avalanche Game 2 Betting Prediction
The over is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams in Colorado, is 5-1 in the Oilers’ last six games overall and is 11-4 in their last 15 games after scoring five goals or more in their previous contest. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Avalanche’s last five games overall, is 5-2 in their last seven games coming off a win and is 5-2 in their last seven games playing on one day of rest.
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: OILERS/AVALANCHE OVER 7