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Avalanche vs Oilers Predictions: Expert Game 4 Picks & Promo Codes

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid should be attacking the net on Monday night. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Our NHL betting expert is here to offer his Avalanche vs Oilers predictions and picks ahead of Monday’s game, which starts at 8 pm ET in Edmonton.

The Avalanche have been a dominant team through most of three outings en route to owning a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals that has them on the verge of reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2001.

The Oilers are looking to avoid being swept and giving themselves hope for a miraculous comeback. Teams which take a 3-0 lead in a best-of-seven series hold an all-time record of 198-4. Clubs that stake a 3-0 edge in a best-of-seven conference finals/semifinals are a perfect 44-0, including 26 sweeps.

Avalanche vs Oilers Predictions

• Avalanche to cover -1.5 goals @ +170 via BetMGM

• Combined under 7 goals @ -135 via BetMGM

• Connor McDavid over 4.5 shots @ +125 via BetMGM

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Avalanche vs Oilers picks

Colorado closeout

It’s been an exciting return to the playoffs for the Oilers. Not only did they win a series for the first time since 2017 by defeating the Los Angeles Kings in the opening round, but also vanquished their biggest rivals with a five-game victory over the Calgary Flames, the first Battle of Alberta playoff meeting since 1991 .

That run is at its conclusion. Edmonton’s best chance to pull back into this series was last game, and even with a 1-0 opening minute lead could not pull it off.

When the Oilers tied the game 2-2 in the third period, the Avalanche regrouped and were the better team until the final buzzer.

Sure, Edmonton’s Evan Bouchard rang a shot off the post seconds before Colorado’s TJ Compher scored on a breakaway to net the game-winning goal, but those are the kind of breaks that happen when a team is simply the better squad.

The Avalanche, with a perfect 6-0 road record in this year’s playoffs, won’t give their hosts as much hope this game, and will become the first team since the 2003 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to record a pair of series sweeps in one playoff run.

+170

Avalanche to cover -1.5 goals

Boring hockey

As fun as the series-opening 8-6 clash was for fans, the Avalanche are well aware their success comes by focusing more on their defense. In turn, the high-octane Oilers managed only two goals in the last two games.

Colorado captain Nathan MacKinnon said playing a “boring and gross” game was key to his team’s road success. That strategy has been key to keeping Edmonton’s top stars in check, too.

Combine Colorado’s willingness to stifle the Oilers standouts and the fact a key offensive player for both sides will not dress in this game, and it has the makings of another 4-2 game.

Edmonton’s top goal scorer, Evander Kane, will miss this outing due to the one-game suspension he received for boarding Colorado’s Nazem Kadri early last game. Kadri will be out for an indefinite period of time.

+105

Combined goals under 7

McDavid tries to do it all

With Kane sitting and Leon Draisaitl hobbled by an issue — suspected to be his ankle — Edmonton captain Connor McDavid is essentially forced to try carrying the Oilers on his own.

That is a tall order against an Avalanche club that has players who skate well enough to defend McDavid, even when he’s using his breakneck speed.

Undoubtedly, McDavid will do everything he can to extend his team’s season, even if it means trying to go coast-to-coast multiple times.

When the Oilers were facing elimination against the Kings, and trailing 3-2 in the series, McDavid responded with three-point and two-point outings to lead his squad to victory. He managed six shots on goal in both of those games.

Granted, the Kings are not the Avalanche, and McDavid has been held to shot totals of two, two and four in the first three games of this series.

However, the league’s best player will elevate his game with his season on the line.

+125

Connor McDavid over 4.5 shots on goal

Avalanche vs Oilers Odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM, accurate at the time of publishing, subject to change.

Total goals 7 team spread Moneyline
Over +110 avalanches -1.5 (+170) -135
Under -135 Oilers +1.5 (-200) +110

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