The Edmonton Oilers find themselves with their backs against the wall after falling into an 0-2 hole in the Western Conference Finals against the Colorado Avalanche.
After a thrilling 8-6 Colorado win in Game 1, the Avalanche shut the Oilers potent offense down in Game 2 with a 4-0 victory. Game 3 is Saturday, June 4, at 8:00 PM EST as Edmonton hopes to regain momentum in the series.
Let's take a peak at the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help us examine this pivotal Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 matchup:
Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 Odds and Total
- Avalanche: -130
- Oilers: +110
- Avalanche -1.5 (+180)
- Oilers +1.5 (-220)
- 7.0 (Over -110/Under -110)
Avalanche vs Oilers Prediction and Pick
The Avalanche controlled Game 2 from start to finish, opening up an early lead and never giving the Oilers a chance to be competitive.
With their Stanley Cup Finals hopes on the line, I expect Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and company to come out firing. They know the stakes and we should see a competitive contest much close to the high-scoring affair in Game 1.
Colorado has won five straight road games in the playoffs, but throughout the season they struggled to maintain their dominance away from home. They lost four straight road matchups to end the regular season, including falling 6-3 to the Oilers.
Edmonton was sensational at the Rogers Place in the regular season, amassing a 28-12 record and winning 14 of their final 15. They've proven to be feisty underdogs as well thanks to their high-powered attack, as they won four of their last five as underdogs prior to this series.
Connor McDavid is the best hockey player on the planet and he's not going down without a fight. I'll back the Oilers to pull out a must-win contest, and I think we're getting value on the over as well. Including the regular season, the over is 13-5 in Edmonton's last 18 at home and 4-1 in Colorado's last five.
Trust McDavid and Draisaitl to come with their best effort in a high-scoring affair.
Pick: Oilers (+110) and Over 7.0 (-110)
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