Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 6/2/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Edmonton Oilers vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Oilers (+155) Avalanche (-190)
The Colorado Avalanche welcome the Edmonton Oilers at Ball Arena on Thursday in Game 2 of their series. The moneyline on this game has the Oilers at +155 while the Avalanche are coming in at -190. The betting total is set at 7.
The Oilers will look for better times on the ice after their 8-6 defeat against the Avalanche in Game 1. Edmonton compiled 4 penalty mins in this matchup. The Oilers had a good offensive output in the defeat. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. In the game, they converted 6 of the 37 shots they put on net.
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Edmonton Oilers opponents have recorded 252 power play tries (9th in the league) and have racked up 52 goals in those attempts. The Oilers have had 2,647 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .905. Edmonton has attempted 2,790 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.2%. At even strength, the Oilers have allowed 199 goals while getting 224 on offense. Edmonton comes into the game with 235 power play chances and they have tallied 61 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 25.96%. For the season, they have tallied 104 points and their points percentage is .634. In relation to their scoring capabilities, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 285 goals (8th in the league) on the year and have conceded 251.
The man in net for this game is Mike Smith. Smith has been in net for 670 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has a mark of 299-263-78 and he has started in 627 games. Opponents have scored 1,720 goals against Smith in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.70. Smith has had 19,589 shots taken against him and has garnered 17,869 total saves. He has a save percentage of .912 for his 38,260 minutes in the crease. For his career, Smith has accounted for 335 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .534.
In Game 1 Colorado had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Avalanche converted 8 goals out of the 47 shots on goal they took.
The Avalanche are sitting with 241 goals at even strength and 67 goals (1st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Colorado has taken 2,874 shots (4th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the opposition 2,625 shots. During this campaign, the Colorado Avalanche have a total of 308 goals, 119 points, and a points percentage of .726. They have earned 279 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 24.01%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 79.66% on their opponents 236 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.2%. They have allowed 232 goals to be scored by way of 184 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in the crease. He has recorded 7,786 stops out of the 8,484 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .918. Kuemper has accumulated a career record of 143-95-36 and has been in net for 299 games. He has started in 282 games and his ice time sits at 16,859 minutes. Kuemper's rate of quality starts is 56.4% and he has 159 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has conceded 698 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Edmonton (+155)
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