Oilers vs. Avalanche Prediction and Odds for Game 2 (Total Can't be Set High Enough in Western Conference Final)

The Oilers and Avalanche will play Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday night.
The Oilers and Avalanche will play Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Thursday night. / Justin Edmonds/GettyImages

The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche certainly lived up to the hype in the opening game of their Western Conference Final.

A total of 14 goals were scored, as the Avalanche walked away with the 8-6 victory. They were up as much as 7-3, before the Oilers stormed back to back it a one-goal game at 7-6. Colorado eventually scored an empty-netter in the dying seconds to secure the win and the 1-0 series lead.

Will we see the same fireworks in Game 2 on Thursday night?

Let's check out what the oddsmakers at WynnBET Sportsbook think.

Oilers vs. Avalanche Game 2 Odds and Total


  • Oilers +160
  • Avalanche -180

Puck line:

  • Oilers +1.5 (-150)
  • Avalanche -1.5 (+125)


  • 7 (Over -130/Under +110)

Oilers vs. Avalanche Betting Trends

  • The OVER is 5-1 in the Oilers' last six games.
  • Avalanche are 4-1 in their last five games vs. Oilers.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the Avs' last five games.
  • Avalanche are 9-2 in their last 11 games.
  • Avalanche are 11-4 in their last 15 home games.

Oilers vs. Avalanche Prediction and Pick

I see no reason to not just continue to bet on the OVER. I know that the total is set at 7 with the OVER juiced to -130, but I truly don't know if they can set the total high enough in this series moving forward.

If you think it was just bad goaltending that led to the high-scoring affair on Tuesday night, let me show you the "expected goals" metric. The Avalanche had an expected goals per 60 minutes of 4.48, and the Oilers' expected goals was 4.06. So, even if you take bad goaltending out of the equation, there was still a combined expected goals of 8.54, which is INSANE.

Furthermore, the two teams combined for a total of 37 high-danger scoring chances. Defense is apparently optional in the Western Conference Final.

Shhhh, Wayne. Don't tell them that!

I'm rooting for no defense and plenty more goals on Thursday night!

Pick: OVER 7 (-130)

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