Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 1/7/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-134) Oilers (+112)
Rogers Place is the location where the Edmonton Oilers (21-17-2) will meet the Colorado Avalanche (19-15-3) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Colorado at -134 while Edmonton is priced at +112. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-2 defeat to the Canucks their last time out. Colorado accrued 24 penalty minutes in this contest. They also had 5 attempts on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. The Avalanche had a rough night on the offensive side of the ice in the loss. For the outing, they tallied a score on 2 out of the 32 shots they attempted.
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While at even strength, the Avalanche have surrendered 77 goals while getting 74 on the offensive side of the ice. Colorado Avalanche opponents have totaled 122 power play opportunities (16th in pro hockey) and have a total of 29 goals in those attempts. When talking about their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 106 goals (26th in the NHL) for the season and have conceded 106. Colorado has tried 1,221 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.7%. For the season, they have accumulated 41 points and their points percentage is .554. The Avalanche thus far have had 1,184 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .910. Colorado has tallied 128 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 25.00%.
The man in goal for this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Over the course of his pro career, Georgiev has earned 76 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .524. His save percentage currently sits at .910 during his 8,671 mins guarding the cage. Georgiev has seen 4,633 shots against him and has recorded 4,215 total saves. Opponents have scored 418 goals versus Georgiev in his career and his goals against average is 2.89. He has amassed a record of 73-58-14 and he was named the starter in 145 games. Georgiev has been involved in 157 contests throughout his NHL career.
When they were on the ice last, Edmonton faced off against the Islanders in a game where the Oilers earned a win by a score of 4-2. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 out of those tries. The Oilers converted 4 goals of the 38 shots on goal they attempted.
Edmonton has taken 1,287 shots (11th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 11.03%, while allowing their opponents 1,286 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 73.43% on their oppositions 143 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is 89.7%. They have earned 144 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 31.94%. The Oilers are sitting with 96 goals at even strength and 46 goals (1st in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 133 goals to be scored by of a combination of 95 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Edmonton Oilers have earned 142 goals, 44 points, and a points percentage of .550.
For the opposition you are likely to see Stuart Skinner in net. He has accounted for 1,082 saves out of the 1,186 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .912. Skinner is the owner of a lifetime mark of 19-16-1 and has been in net for 38 games. He has started in 36 games and has been on the ice for 2,190 mins. Skinner's quality start percentage comes out to 55.6% and he has qualified for 20 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 2.85 goals per game and he has conceded 104 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton (+112)
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