Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+150) Avalanche (-175)
The Colorado Avalanche will compete against the Edmonton Oilers at Ball Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Edmonton at +150 while Colorado is priced at -175. The over/under is 7.
The Edmonton Oilers were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 victory over the Flames in their previous game. The Oilers had a good offensive output in the win. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 35 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 1 power play chance and were able to notch 1 goal. Edmonton compiled 2 penalty minutes in this matchup.
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Edmonton Oilers opponents have tallied 252 power play opportunities (9th in hockey) and have tallied 52 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 2,647 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .905. Edmonton has taken 2,790 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. While at even strength, the Oilers have allowed 199 goals while scoring 224 on the offensive side of the ice. Edmonton steps onto the ice with 235 power play opportunities and they have notched 61 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 25.96%. For the season, they have earned 104 points and their points percentage is .634. Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Edmonton Oilers have accumulated 285 goals (8th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have conceded 251.
The player in the crease for this game is Mike Smith. In his career, Smith has accounted for 335 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .534. His save percentage currently is .912 for his 38,260 minutes guarding the cage. Smith has had 19,589 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 17,869 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 1,720 goals versus Smith in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.70. He has accumulated an overall record of 299-263-78 and he has started in 627 games. Smith has been involved in 670 contests during his hockey career.
Their last time out, Colorado faced the Blues in a matchup where the Avalanche took home the win by a score of 3-2. The Avalanche tallied 3 goals out of the 39 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this one and notched 1 goal out of those chances.
So far this season, the Colorado Avalanche have accounted for 308 goals, 119 points, in addition to a points percentage of .726. They have allowed 232 goals to be scored by of a combination of 184 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Avalanche have accumulated 241 goals at even strength and 67 goals (1st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have a total of 279 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.01%. Colorado has tried 2,874 shots (4th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the other team 2,625 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.66% on their oppositions 236 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in the crease. He has tallied 7,786 stops out of 8,484 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .918. Kuemper is the owner of a career record of 143-95-36 and has played in 299 contests. He got the starting nod in 282 games and has played 16,859 mins. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 56.4% and he has qualified for 159 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has allowed 698 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+150)
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