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Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [4/18/2024]

Edmonton Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [4/18/2024]

NHL action continues on Thursday at 9:30PM ET as the Edmonton Oilers square off with the Colorado Avalanche in the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Ball Arena.

Dimers.com's full preview of Thursday's Oilers vs. Avalanche matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Oilers vs. Avalanche Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Puck Line

We have used advanced machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the outcome of Thursday's NHL Playoffs matchup between the Oilers and Avalanche 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our leading predictive analytics model gives the Avalanche a 63% chance of beating the Oilers.

According to our model, the Oilers (+1.5) have a 59% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal over/under has a 52% chance of going over.

The Stanley Cup Playoffs (aka NHL Playoffs) is an elimination tournament in the National Hockey League to determine the winner of the Stanley Cup.

A total of 16 teams, including the Oilers and Avalanche, reached the NHL Playoffs 2024, which includes four rounds: the First Round, Second Round, Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals.

Each round is played as a best-of-seven series, with the first team to four wins moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned.

Oilers vs. Avalanche Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Oilers Avalanche
Puck Line +1.5 (-112) -1.5 (+100)
Moneyline +220 -255
Total o6.5 (-128) u6.5 (+110)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Oilers vs. Avalanche Picks

At Dimers, our predictions, paired with the current odds, reveal the top betting picks to make on every game, including Oilers vs. Avalanche. Our NHL best bets are based on expert modeling and analysis, as you can see.

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Oilers vs. Avalanche Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Oilers vs. Avalanche?

According to our model, Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon is most likely to score the first goal in Oilers vs. Avalanche.

Our projections give MacKinnon an 8.9% chance of scoring the first goal at Ball Arena, while the Avalanche star is a 43.5% chance of netting an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player First Goal Probability
Adam Henrique 6.3%
Warren Foegele 5.9%
Sam Gagner 4.1%
Corey Perry 4.0%
Adam Erne 3.4%

Colorado Avalanche

Player First Goal Probability
Nathan MacKinnon 8.9%
Mikko Rantanen 6.0%
Artturi Lehkonen 5.5%
Valeri Nichushkin 4.8%
Cale Makar 4.4%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Edmonton Oilers

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Adam Henrique 35.3%
Warren Foegele 34.1%
Corey Perry 23.7%
Connor Brown 22.6%
Sam Gagner 20.2%

Colorado Avalanche

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Nathan MacKinnon 43.5%
Mikko Rantanen 32.4%
Artturi Lehkonen 31.0%
Valeri Nichushkin 26.3%
Jonathan Drouin 26.2%

Oilers vs. Avs Game Information

Thursday's matchup between the Avalanche and Oilers in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is scheduled to commence at 9:30PM ET.


Our full betting coverage of the Oilers vs. Avalanche includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live updates.


We predict the Avalanche, with a 63% win probability, will likely beat the Oilers on Thursday.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Oilers vs. Avalanche insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are rooted in current data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Nick Slade
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Nick Slade, with nearly two decades of experience as a sports and betting expert, serves as the Chief Content Officer at Cipher Sports Technology Group, where he steers the editorial and digital content strategy for leading platforms like Dimers.com, Stats Insider and Gambling Today. Specializing in soccer, Nick brings a global perspective to his coverage of the sport, including detailed analyses of MLS games. He also contributes to NHL content through game previews, best bets, and props, and lends his expertise to crafting NBA first basket betting content. 

With a robust background as a journalist and broadcaster, Nick has been a trusted voice on major networks and channels such as Fox Sports, WCBV-TV Boston, ESPN, ABC, and others. His profound understanding of sports and betting dynamics has made him a sought-after authority in the wagering and gambling industries.

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