Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/9/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-138) Oilers (+115)
The Edmonton Oilers (42-25-5) host the Colorado Avalanche (50-14-6) at Rogers Place on Saturday. The line on this contest has the Avalanche at -138 and the Oilers are priced at +115. The over/under is 7.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-4 victory against the Penguins in the last game they played. Colorado garnered 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Avalanche had a impressive offensive output in this victory. Additionally, they had 3 power play tries but weren't able to make the most of them. For the game, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
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The Avalanche have had 2,222 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .914. While at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 149 goals while getting 205 themselves. Colorado Avalanche opponents have tallied 204 power play opportunities (15th in professional hockey) and have a total of 43 goals in those chances. For the current campaign, they sit with 106 points and their points percentage is sitting at .757. Colorado has taken 2,472 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.7%. In regard to scoring goals, the Colorado Avalanche have notched 265 goals (3rd in the NHL) this season and have conceded 192. Colorado has accounted for 239 power play opportunities and they have scored 60 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 25.10%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Pavel Francouz. Francouz has been involved in 53 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed an overall mark of 34-12-5 and he was named the starter in 44 games. Opponents have racked up 119 goals versus Francouz in his career and his goals against rate is 2.43. Francouz has seen 1,519 shot attempts against him and has recorded 1,400 total saves. He has a save percentage of .922 during his 2,935 minutes on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Francouz has accumulated 22 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .500.
In their last contest, Edmonton faced the Kings in an outing where the Oilers took home the victory by a mark of 3-2. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Oilers scored 3 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they tried.
Edmonton has tried 2,426 shots (9th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.31%, while allowing the other team 2,298 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.48% on the other teams 222 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 90.1%. They have recorded 210 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.71%. The Oilers are sitting with 196 goals at even strength and 54 goals (4th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 228 goals to be scored by way of 178 goals at even strength and 50 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Edmonton Oilers have notched a total of 250 goals, 89 points, in addition to a points percentage of .618.
Across the rink you are likely to see Mike Smith patrolling the crease. Smith is the owner of a career mark of 294-263-78 and has participated in 665 games. Smith's quality start rate sits at 53.1% and he has qualified for 330 quality starts in his career. He has tallied 17,699 stops out of the 19,413 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .912. His opponents are averaging 2.71 goals/game and he has given up 1,714 goals in total. He has started in 622 games and has been on the ice for 37,961 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-138)
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