According to the odds provided by Caesars sportsbook, the Avalanche are -125 road favorites over the Oilers for Saturday’s match. While the Oilers are at +105 moneyline to win,
Currently, the Avs are leading 2-0 after winning Game 1 and Game 2 over the Oilers. The team has also won 15 of 18 series. Colorado is also noted as the best-of-seven series switches locales to Edmonton. And also, not to mention, the Avs’ record of 56 wins, compared to the Oilers’ with 49 wins.
With this record, the Avs are more likely to win Game 3. However, the odds might differ from the picks. The pick for Game 3 is the Oilers with a spread of +1.5.
In the upcoming game, the Avs will visit the Oilers at Rogers Arena, and fans are reportedly rooting mostly for the Oilers. They are known to give better performances while playing at home, and such situations have happened a lot this postseason when the team won their last three home games.
With the record of 20-21 at home during the regular season, the Oilers will need to win this game at all costs because the team will face a greater struggle to defeat the Avs in four of the next five games.
The goal total for the upcoming game is seven goals. Sports bettors will have a safe bet if their chosen team manages to score at least four goals in Game 3. The game between these two teams will start at 8:00 PM ET. It will be broadcast on TNT or CDC channels in Canada.
From the Avs side, Pavel Francouz is projected as the starting goalie with a.917 save percentage. Along with the 2-0 on the road record, Francouz also recorded 6-4 away from home during the regular season. This season, he also recorded 9-1-1 with a 2.19 GAA at home.
Other names such as Nazem Kadri, J.T. Compher, Nathan MacKinnon, and Cale Makar are other potential goalies for the Avs.
The Oilers, on the other hand, will have Mike Smith as their projected starting goalie. Smith has a save percentage of.916 and an SAA of 3.19. However, there is also a possibility that the team’s coach, Raymond Woodcroft, might switch Smith with Mikko Koskinen. Check out the best sportsbooks for betting on the NHL Playoffs!
While the projected starting goalie for the Oilers is still being discussed, the Oilers also have other potential goalies to support the team. Known as one of the best goal scorers in the 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, Evander Kane has registered 13 goals this season.
There is also Connor McDavid as the best player on the ice and the underrated player, Zach Hyman, who scored at least one point in his last five postseason games.
Some players will not be playing in Game 3 due to their injuries. The Avs’ Darcy Kuemper suffered from an upper-body injury in Game 1, and his presence in Game 3 is still unknown. Other players to join the Avs’ injury list are Andre Burakovsky (lower body), Samuel Girard (broken sternum), and Ryan Murray (broken hand).
The Oilers’ injury list consists of Kailer Yamamoto and Kyle Turris, with both players suffering an upper-body injury. These two players will not be playing in Game 3.
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