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Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Picks & NHL Predictions

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Picks & NHL Predictions

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Picks & NHL Predictions

The NHL rolls on this week with an interesting fixture between two sides riding high at the top ends of their respective divisions.

The Colorado Avalanche and the Edmonton Oilers are both in tremendous form, but something with have to give when they meet in Canada.

Our Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Picks & NHL Predictions looks at the form of both teams for this important clash.

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Edmonton Oilers Form

The Edmonton Oilers have been in excellent form as of late, and they have been rewarded with their place at the top of the Pacific Division.

They have won 12 of their 19 fixtures, and have only been beaten on five occasions. The Oilers have scored the second-highest amount of goals in the division in this season, and have also conceded the fourth-lowest amount of goals.

They have certainly been an interesting watch this season, and they have just hit a good run of form having won their last two. Edmonton have won three of their past five, with just one of those defeats coming in regulation time.

Their last two wins have come against the Devils and the Ducks. The latter of those were their last outing, and they secured a brilliant 6-2 win.

Connor McDavid scored three in that game, while there was two for Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and one for Zach Kassian.

Colorado Avalanche Form

The Colorado Avalanche are also in good form at present and could present a stern challenge for the Oilers. They have won ten of their 17 games this season and have only lost on five occasions in regulation time.

Colorado have been brilliant in the Central division, but over recent weeks the St Louis Blues are threatening to run away with this division.

The Avalanche have won a respectable two games on the bounce. They have scored the second-most amount of goals in the league and also have the second-best defensive record.

Their only wins in their last five have come in their last two games, but in these two games, they managed to score 13 goals against the Predators and the Blue Jackets.

Their last outing in the NHL was against the Blue Jackets and they secured a 4-2 win. Cale Makar scored a brace in that game, while Nazem Kadri and Samuel Girard also got on the scoresheet.

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Head-to-Head

The Avalanche hold the narrow advantage over their rivals as they have won on 36 occasions compared to the 35 wins recorded by the Oilers.

Edmonton have won three times in overtime, while Colorado have only won twice. The Oilers average 3.2 goals per fixture, while the Avalanche also averages the same amount.

Edmonton Oilers Team News

Ryan Mantha, Adam Larsson and Joakim Nygard will all be missing for the hosts.

Colorado Avalanche Team News

The Avalanche will be without Mikko Rantanen, Colin Wilson, Gabriel Landeskog and Nikita Zadorov.

Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers Picks & NHL Predictions

This should be a pretty close match up since both sides have been in solid form recently. However, the preference would be for the Edmonton Oilers to maintain their excellent recent form with a hard-fought win.

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Alex Dudley
Alex Dudley
Alex has travelled the world covering major sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. He has covered wrestling, horse racing and boxing events and now his writing can be seen at BettingBoss.

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