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Avalanche vs Oilers Prop Bets for Game 4 | Western Conference Final Player Props & Odds

Posted: Jun 6, 2022Last updated: Jun 6, 2022

The Colorado Avalanche can clinch their first Stanley Cup final berth since 2001 with a win over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of the Western Conference final.

Colorado pushed Edmonton to the brink with a 4-2 win in Game 3. The Avalanche have outscored the Oilers 16-8 in three games and have won each game by at least two goals.

Here’s a look at some Avalanche-Oilers Game 4 props I like.

All NHL playoff odds are current as of Sunday, June 5, at 1 p.m. ET from Caesars Sportsbook.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 4 Props

Race to 4 Goals: Avalanche (+145)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Avalanche have struck for at least four goals in every game in this series, and with Oilers goalie Mike Smith suddenly struggling, and coach Jay Woodcroft likely to pull Smith early in the third period if Edmonton is trailing, they should be able to get there again.


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Avalanche Goal In Every Period: Yes (+185)

Wager: 1 Unit

The Avalanche have scored in five straight periods and eight of the nine played in the series. Edmonton seems helpless to stop them defensively, even with Smith standing on his head in Game 3.

This prop is especially enticing given the likelihood of at least one empty-net goal in the third period.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 4 Player Props

Nathan MacKinnon Over 4.5 Shots (-130)

WAGER: 1 Unit

MacKinnon has 20 shots in three games, including 16 in the past two games. He has produced five shots or more in three of Colorado’s past five, including Game 5 of its series against the St. Louis Blues where he had a hat trick.

MacKinnon’s shot volume can be dictated by Colorado’s power-play opportunities, but you can bet he is going to do whatever it takes to carry Colorado to the Cup final for the first time in his career. You’d have to think he’ll be firing at will in Game 4.

Gabriel Landeskog Anytime Goalscorer (+165)

Wager: 1 Unit

Landeskog had 30 regular-season goals and is capable of scoring with the goalie in or on the PP. But we’re targeting this prop because Avalanche coach Jared Bednar almost always puts Landeskog on the ice when trying to nurse one- and two-goal leads, which means an empty-netter from the Colorado captain seems not only plausible but likely.

Landeskog scored an empty-net goal in Game 1 and was T-8th in the NHL in empty-netters during the regular season (5), according to StatMuse.com. He should be able to get one at some point, especially if he’s on the ice protecting a lead in the third period in Game 4.


Previously: Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 Props

The Colorado Avalanche authored a surgical performance in Game 2, building a 2-0 advantage in the Western Conference final series against the Edmonton Oilers with a 4-0 win.

Colorado shut Edmonton out for just the second time this postseason. The Oilers are behind 2-0 in a series for the first time in the playoffs.

The series now shifts to Rogers Place, where the Oilers are 4-2 this postseason. The Avalanche are 5-0 on the road.

Here’s a look at some props we like for Game 3.

All NHL playoff odds are current as of Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. ET at Caesars Sportsbook.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 Props

Race to 4 Goals: Oilers (+175)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The winning team has scored at least four goals in each of Edmonton’s past seven games dating back to Mike Smith‘s shutout in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Kings.

If you read our Avalanche vs Oilers predictions, you’ll know we like Edmonton to win Game 3. If the Oilers are going to win, they’re going to need to be the first team to four.

Oilers: Over 3.5 Goals (+105)

Wager: 1 Unit

Given the plus-money odds and the fact the Oilers’ high-octane should be able to get unleashed again after getting shut down by the Avalanche in Game 2, this is a good target since it’s also result-proof.

Edmonton can lose 5-4 and this will cash.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 3 Player Props

Leon Draisaitl: Over 1.5 Points (+110)

WAGER: 1 Unit

As we’ve said all along, this remains the most perplexing player prop in these playoffs. Draisaitl and linemate Connor McDavid have been point-scoring machines this postseason, yet McDavid’s Over 1.5 is -135, and Draisaitl’s is plus-money.

Granted, Draisaitl is nursing a lower-body injury yet has performed heroically despite the ongoing ailment. If you think McDavid is going to have a multi-point game, which he has 11 these playoffs, you should feel Draisatl will too, and Draisaitl’s prop will give you a net gain if it hits.

Evander Kane Anytime Goalscorer (+150)

Wager: 1 Unit

Kane has just one goal in this series, the series-opening tally that put Edmonton ahead in Game 1, yet has been especially dynamic in home games this postseason. Kane has seven of his 13 playoff goals on home ice, including five in two games in the second round against the Calgary Flames.

Given the fact Edmonton needs to win to get back into the series, and that Oilers coach Jay Woodcroft will have the luxury of last change in the two games at Rogers Place, Kane should get a favorable matchup to produce offense in Game 3.


PREVIOUSLY: Avalanche vs Oilers Game 2 Props

Game 1 of the Western Conference final between the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers was a prop bettor’s dream.

The first game had 14 goals, the second most in playoff history. Given each team’s incredible skill, plus the serious question marks about each side’s goaltending, this series should be a high-scoring and highly entertaining ride.

Here’s a look at some prop bets we like for Game 2.

All NHL playoff odds are current as of Wednesday, June 1, at 12 p.m. ET at Caesars Sportsbook.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 2 Props

Race to 5 Goals: Avalanche (+165)

WAGER: 1 Unit

We said the winning team in each game will undoubtedly score four goals, but that might’ve been low. Edmonton is likely to put its best foot forward, since it is 2-0 and has scored 11 goals in Game 2’s during the playoffs so far.

Still, the Avalanche looked like the better team, especially in the first half of Game 1. They are superior to both the Los Angeles Kings and Calgary Flames, each of whom the Oilers dispatched to reach the conference final, and should be able to take a 2-0 series lead.

But to do so Colorado will need to score again, since Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl aren’t going anywhere, and the Avalanche lost starting goalie Darcy Kuemper to an upper-body injury in Game 1.

Still, unlike in Game 1, five goals should be enough to get the job done.

Oilers: Over 3.5 Goals (+130)

Wager: 1 Unit

Edmonton is going to score, and this prop is completely result-proof, so if Edmonton scores four and loses — which frankly is what we expect to happen — this plus-money bet will still hit.

Will There Be Overtime: Yes (+375)

WAGER: 0.5 Units

We picked Game 2 to be decided in overtime since Edmonton should probably start better than it did in Game 1. Plus, it’s always fun to see overtime this time of year.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 2 Player Props

J.T. Compher Anytime Goalscorer (+340)

WAGER: 0.5 Units

Compher has four goals, two apiece, in each of Colorado’s past two games. He’s not going to score two goals per game for the rest of the playoffs, or even one per game the rest of the conference final, but ride the hot hand in case he can put a goal in in Game 2.

Leon Draisaitl Over 1.5 Points (+120)

WAGER: 1 Unit

This remains the most perplexing prop odds of the postseason. McDavid’s Over 1.5 has been about -130 for the entire postseason, which makes sense given the type of point producer Edmonton’s captain is. But Draisaitl’s Over remains plus-money, and if you’ve been tailing it along with me you’re raking in the profit.

Draisaitl has six straight multi-point games, despite clearly laboring through a lower-body injury, including his two-assist game in Game 1. Mash this until he either a. goes Under or b. the odds finally match the likelihood of this prop hitting.


PREVIOUSLY: Avalanche vs Oilers Game 1 Props

The Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche series should be highly entertaining.

There’s no shortage of star power, and each side has been awesome offensively through the playoffs, making this series perfect for prop betting.

Here’s a look at the best prop bets for Game 1.

All NHL playoff odds are current as of Tuesday, May 31, at 10 a.m. ET at Caesars Sportsbook.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 1 Props

Race to 4 Goals: Avalanche (+107)

WAGER: 1 Unit

The winning team has scored at least four goals in 13 of Edmonton’s 14 playoff games so far, and the Oilers are 0-2 in postseason Game 1’s so far.

Colorado only reached four goals in three of its six games against the St. Louis Blues, but the Oilers are going to play a different style than the St. Louis Blues, who wanted to grind the Avalanche down with their forecheck.

Edmonton wants to play up-tempo and with speed, which should leave the Avalanche open to generate chances and odd-man rushes. Plus, Blues goalie Jordan Binnington was on some kind of heater until he went down due to injury in the first period in Game 3 of the second-round series.

The winning team should be able to score four goals in every game in this series, making this a great prop to target throughout the Western Conference final.

Avalanche Goal in Every Period (+155)

WAGER: 1 Unit

This prop would’ve hit in two of Colorado’s past four games, which is impressive given St. Louis’ ability to suppress goals. Edmonton allowed 10 more goals during the regular season and surrendered goals in 10 of its 15 periods against the Flames, not counting overtime.

Avalanche vs Oilers Game 1 Player Props

Nathan MacKinnon Anytime Goalscorer (+128)

WAGER: 1 Unit

MacKinnon is putting the Avalanche on his back, leading them in playoff goals (8) and points (13) and ranking third in average time on ice (21:09) behind only stalwart defensemen Cale Makar and Devon Toews.

Sprinkling money on him to score the first goal (+1100 at BetMGM) or to score multiple goals (+600 at Caesars) is worth it too. But if you want a sure-fire player prop to bet on, here it is.

Connor McDavid Under 1.5 Points (-115)

WAGER: 1 Unit

If you read our Game 1 predictions, you know I think the Avalanche are poised to keep Edmonton’s top line of McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and Evander Kane in check after they combined for 35 points in five games.

Betting against McDavid is generally a fool’s errand since McDavid has 10 multi-point games in the playoffs, but given the adjustment to facing a shutdown duo like Makar and Toews, plus the likelihood of a letdown game for Edmonton, the Under in McDavid points is a good prop to target for Game 1.

Author

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered the NHL since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021. His greatest successful wager was an LA Kings puck-line bet (+200) in Game 1 of the 2012 Western Conference Final.

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