The betting odds and picks covering everything to do with the Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche game as the Avalanche hold a 3-0 series lead.
Edmonton Oilers (+105) vs Colorado Avalanche (-130)
The Avalanche have great odds against an Oilers team that is now down Evander Kane for Game 4 along with Kailer Yamamoto who is still injured from a Gabriel Landeskog hit in Game 2. The Avalanche were still able to win and get contributions from J.T. Compher when Nazem Kadri left the game one minute in.
It is difficult to sweep a team, especially in the conference finals, and Connor McDavid and the Oilers won’t go down without a fight. The last time they were facing elimination via a sweep was last season’s playoffs where the Oilers took the game to triple overtime. Don’t expect the Oilers to go down easily and the stars who are left to step up. But since Colorado has looked like the more dominant team throughout the series and the goaltending matchup is in favour of the Avalanche, take them to win to complete the sweep.
After the outburst in goals in Game 1 of the series, both teams have settled down a bit and played much better and tighter hockey. Games 2 and 3 both hit the under, and in what may be the last game of the season for the Oilers, expect a great defensive game from them, regardless of if Mike Smith stands on his head or lets in some weak goals. The last two elimination games Smith played he shut out the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 and allowed just two goals in Game 6.
Pavel Francouz, the starter moving forward for the Avalanche, has done well since replacing Darcy Kuemper after his second injury of the postseason. The Avalanche feel confident in front of him and he hasn’t given them a reason not to. Take the under in this game (U7, -135).
We are going to go with a couple of safe bets for this game. First, the scoring has been a little down in the series after Game 1, so take the under in first-period goals (U2.5, -250). For the second game prop, consider the Oilers to lose by no more than two goals (+1.5, -222) considering they are fighting for their playoff lives.
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