Oilers vs. Avalanche NHL Top Pick: Battle for 4th Place in Denver

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NHL Pick: First Period Goals Over 1.5 (-130) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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With the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs looming, Thursday’s NHL betting lineup gains excitement with six matchups on the schedule. Each game offers opportunities for bettors, with a top pick of the day showcasing the latest hockey odds from the top-rated sportsbooks, presenting significant betting value.

Two of the league’s best scoring teams come face to face in the final game of the season and we are expecting some early goals in this game as the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche battle it out for 4th position in the Western Conference.

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Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche

Thursday, April 18, 2024 – 09:30 PM ET at Ball Arena

Don’t Slip on the Oil

All the Colorado Avalanche need to do tonight is not lose and 4th position will be confirmed as theirs heading into the playoffs, but the Edmonton Oilers have other thoughts as they are looking to upset the party in Colorado on the final day of the season for both teams.

Just one point separates the Avalanche and Edmonton ahead of this matchup but the Oilers have been in better form having gone 5-5 in their previous 10 compared to the Avalanche who are 3-7 in their last 10.

We believe a fast start is expected here as both teams are the 1st and 4th top scorers in the league combing for an average of 7.2 goals per game. Recent meetings between these two teams have seen just 4 of their previous 10 produce 2 or more goals in the first period.

The NHL Pick

The stats might not be in our favor but on home ice, the Avalanche top the NHL for the most 1P over 1.5 goals with a record of 28-12, and on the road the Oilers are a respectable 22-17 to the first period going over 1.5 goals.

NHL Pick: First Period Goals Over 1.5 (-130) at BetOnline

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