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Oilers vs. Avalanche Betting Trends: Game 2 Over/Under Makes History After Wild Series Opener

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It turns out that the 14 combined tallies between the Oilers and Avalanche in the Western Conference Finals series opener on Tuesday was enough to warrant an adjustment for Game 2’s total over/under.

Crazy how that works out.

Fresh off sailing over 6.5 goals in Colorado‘s 8-6 win, the number opened at 7 for Thursday’s Game 2.

And after some money landed on the over, we’re now seeing 7.5’s at FanDuel, DraftKings and SugarHouse — which would mark the highest total of any NHL postseason contest we’ve tracked, topping the previous mark of 7.

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For what it’s worth, the public’s not fazed by the high number in Game 2. We’ve logged 63% of the early money on over 7 (you can check out public betting data here).

Oilers netminder Mike Smith allowed six goals on 25 shots Tuesday before getting the plug pulled.

It was the second straight Game 1 in which Smith was pulled. He was also yanked in the series opener against Calgary after allowing three goals in roughly 10 minutes in a contest that ironically produced more lamps lit (15) than the WCF opener.

Colorado’s laying chalk in Game 2 at a consensus price of -180. The Avs have cashed four of the past five overs as playoff favorites, while the Oilers have rattled off four straight as postseason ‘dogs.

Puck drop in Colorado’s slated for 8 p.m. ET.

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