The Edmonton Oilers have their backs against the wall in what is basically considered a must-win game 3. The Colorado Avalanche aren’t afraid of the away environment as they have been dominant on the road in these playoffs.

See who has the betting edge in our free NHL picks and predictions for Oilers vs. Avalanche on Saturday, June 4.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 odds

This odds widget represents the best odds available for each betting market from regulated sportsbooks.

The Avalanche opened up as -125 road favorites, but the line moved slightly and they are now listed at -130. The total opened at 7.0 and hasn’t had any movement.

Use the live odds widget above to track any future line movements right until puck drop and be sure to check out the full NHL odds before betting to ensure you get the best number.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 predictions

Predictions made on 6/04/2022 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Click on each prediction to jump to the full analysis.

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Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 info

Location: Rogers Place, Edmonton, AB
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022
Puck drop: 5:00 p.m. ET
TV: TNT, Sportsnet

Avalanche vs Oilers series odds

Avalanche: -900
Oilers: +600

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 betting preview

Key injuries

Avalanche: Darcy Kuemper G (Questionable), Andrei Burakovsky F (Questionable), Samuel Girard D (Out), Ryan Murray D (Out).
Oilers: Kailer Yamamoto F (Questionable), Kyle Turris F (Out).
Find our latest NHL injury reports.

Avalanche vs Oilers head-to-head record

Avalanche: 2-0-0 SU, 12 goals for. 
Oilers: 0-2-0 SU, 6 goals for.

Betting trend to know

The Colorado Avalanche are 5-0 on the road in the playoffs. Find more NHL betting trends for Avalanche vs. Oilers.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 picks and predictions

Our side and total predictions are based upon our analysis of the line and total in this game. Our best bet is our favorite pick across all markets.

Moneyline analysis

If you ask me, the Colorado Avalanche are far and away the best team remaining in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and they have taken complete control in this series throughout the first two games. With both of these teams being extremely talented offensively, the main focus of this series will be how each team’s goaltender performs the rest of the way.

Pavel Francouz was impressive in Game 2 for Colorado as finished with a 24 save shutout, and Mike Smith has not had the best showing thus far for the Oilers. The Oilers don’t go scoreless often, but the Avs did such a great job at keeping them on the perimeter, so Edmonton will have to find ways to get to the middle of the ice.

The Oilers’ biggest crutch is their defense, as they are allowing 3.5 goals against per game and they allow 13.46 high-danger chances per contest. Colorado has been able to sustain consistent pressure in the Oilers’ defensive end and I don’t think Edmonton has the strength on the blue line to prevent the Avs from being able to score.

On the flip side, the Avalanche are averaging 12.58 high-danger chances for, and 40.4 shots on goal per game. That being said, Colorado has shown that they can outskate the Oilers, and I don’t think that will change with this series shifting to Edmonton.

The Avalanche are simply the much better team and I think they will take a commanding 3-0 lead in the series.

Prediction: Avalanche moneyline (-130 at DraftKings)

Over/Under analysis

As good as Pavel Francouz was last time out for the Avs, I don’t think it will be very sustainable throughout the series, considering how good the Oilers are at scoring. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have torched teams all playoffs long and they will find ways to put up some numbers in order to give their team a chance to win.

The Avalanche have been the best offensive team in the playoffs and show absolutely zero signs of slowing down. They are averaging 4.58 goals per game and with the way Mike Smith has looked in goal for Edmonton, I think they will find some more success offensively tonight.

I love this game to go Over the total.

Prediction: Over 7 (+100 at DraftKings)

Best bet

Colorado is the team that I fear most in the playoffs. Their offense has been electric and even though their power play struggled in Game 2, I think they will find a way to convert on the man advantage at Rogers Place tonight.

The Avs have the best power play in the playoffs, converting at a 31.6% rate. I don’t really trust the Oilers or Mike Smith, and the Avalanche are a much deeper and more talented team than Edmonton.

Expect the Avs to continue their win streak as road opponents. 

Pick: Avalanche moneyline (-130 at DraftKings)

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