Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/22/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-130) Oilers (+110)
Rogers Place is the site where the Edmonton Oilers (45-26-6) will go up against the Colorado Avalanche (55-16-6) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has Colorado at -130 and Edmonton is coming in at +110. The total comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3-2 defeat to the Kraken in their last outing. Colorado amassed 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to score a goal. The Avalanche had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in this defeat. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 27 shots they launched.
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The Avalanche have had 2,463 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .914. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 165 goals while having 228 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado Avalanche opponents have amassed 219 power play tries (14th in professional hockey) and have a total of 46 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they have earned 116 points and their points % is .753. Colorado has taken 2,698 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.9%. In the matter of scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 294 goals (3rd in the league) for the season and have given up 211. Colorado has compiled 258 power play opportunities and they have scored 66 goals out of those chances, earning them a rate of 25.58%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Darcy Kuemper. In his professional hockey career, Kuemper has accounted for 158 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .568. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 16,617 minutes between the pipes. Kuemper has had 8,345 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 7,663 total saves. The opposition has notched 682 goals versus Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.46. He has compiled an overall record of 142-93-35 and he started in 278 games. Kuemper has participated in 295 matchups during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Edmonton faced the Stars in a matchup where the Oilers took home the win by a final score of 5-2. The Oilers converted 5 goals of the 50 shots on goal they tried. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this contest but weren't able to notch a goal.
The Oilers have tallied 208 goals at even strength and 57 goals (5th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. Edmonton has attempted 2,622 shots (9th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.11%, while allowing their opponents 2,460 shots. On the season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 265 goals, 96 points, and a points percentage of .623. They have a total of 221 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 25.79%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 78.72% on their opponents 235 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 90.4%. They have allowed 236 goals to be scored by of a combination of 186 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Mike Smith patrolling the crease. Teams are averaging 2.70 goals per contest and he has relinquished 1,716 goals overall. Smith's quality start rate is 53.3% and he has made 333 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He got the starting nod in 625 contests and has been on the ice for 38,140 minutes. Smith is the owner of a lifetime record of 297-263-78 and has participated in 668 games. He has a tally of 17,802 saves out of the 19,518 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-130)
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