Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers Betting Odds And Series Preview

For the first time in two decades, the Colorado Avalanche are competing in the Western Conference Finals. The team is the favorite to capture the series and Colorado sports betting apps have the Avs as the favorites to capture the Stanley Cup.

If the Avalanche are going to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup after a more than two-decade wait, the team will need to dispatch the Edmonton Oilers, led by one of hockey’s most high-powered offensive forces in Connor McDavid.

Colorado won Game 3 on the road Saturday night, 4-2, to get within one win of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Avalanche will go for the sweep Monday night. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. MT at Rogers Place in Alberta.

This season, Colorado had the best record in the conference, racking up 119 points.

Avalanche vs. Oilers Betting Odds

SportsbookSeries PriceGame 4 moneylineGame 4 total
DraftKingsColorado -5000
Edmonton +2000
Colorado -125
Edmonton +105
Over 7 (+110)
Under 7 (-130)
BetMGMColorado -5000
Edmonton +1400
Colorado -125
Edmonton +105
Over 6.5 (-140)
Under 6.5 (+115)
CaesarsColorado -5000
Edmonton +1800
Colorado -125
Edmonton +105
Over 6.5 (-140)
Under 6.5 (+120)
BetRiversColorado -5000
Edmonton +2000
Colorado -118
Edmonton +102
Over 7 (+105)
Under 7 (-124)

You can also place a wager on which team will win the Stanley Cup. Here are the odds for that available at BetMGM Colorado.

  • Colorado -190
  • NY Rangers +260
  • Tampa Bay +650
  • Edmonton +5000

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Avalanche And Oilers: How The Teams Match Up

Much could be made of the season series between these two teams. In three meetings, all coming after the middle of March, the Avs won twice once by a shootout and once in overtime. The third game came in the final week of the season, and Colorado could be said to have been humming on autopilot settling their rotations and resting some legs for the playoffs.

A season series in which teams meet three times and under different circumstances doesn’t matter much at all. The Oilers will not be thinking of their 6-3 win over the Avalanche five weeks ago in Alberta. The Avs have reason to feel confident, but head coach Jared Bednar won’t allow his club to take this opponent lightly. Bednar is a preparation freak and a system guy. In five years at the helm of the Avalanche, he’s taken them from an NHL-worst 47-point embarrassment in the 2016-17 season, to a position as the league’s most diverse offensive scoring machine.

The Avs have a deep roster of skaters and puck handlers who can find the net, and after a little bit of a lull in March and April, the Colorado offense is churning like a juggernaut in the playoffs. Five times in 10 games, the Avalanche have scored at least five goals three times reaching seven goals.

The top Colorado line of Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, and Mikko Rantanen is better than the Oilers’ options, even with Connor McDavid on the other side. MacKinnon leads his team with eight goals, but the underrated Landeskog has six. The Oiler defense will be challenged to contain the deep penetration from those three when on the ice. Rantanen has displayed his ability to pass in traffic during this playoff run, and the former teenage prodigy from Finland is now mature and much stronger on his feet.

Overlooked in the Colorado onslaught of shots and fast skating is the fact the team has gotten better in the Stanley Cup Playoffs at holding down opponent scoring chances and killing penalties. That’s bad news for opponents.

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson

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