Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Blues vs Avalanche NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(16-13-6) St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche (23-8-4)
Date: Friday, April 2nd, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: +195 / -227
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
There were plenty of question marks over the Colorado Avalanche early this year, as it looked like this team just might not have what it takes to fulfill their billing as Stanley Cup contenders, but many of those questions have been put to bed as of late with this team continuing to win.
St. Louis Blues
The St. Louis Blues are 2 and 9 in their last 11 games putting their postseason chances in jeopardy, as this team has hit a skid at the worst possible time. You feel like this team can snap out of it at any moment with the talent they have on the roster, but when you look at the teams they have been losing to lately it does not fill you with confidence that the Blues will do much this year.
Ryan O’Reilly has been this team’s best player, as he has not quite put up as many points as Perron, but has made up for that in spades in terms of plus minus with +13 so far this year. They will need their start center at his absolute best here, as the high powered Avalanche offense is sure to put up goals and the Blues rely heavily on their top line to deliver production.
The Avalanche are almost the mirror opposite of the Blues going 10 and 2 in their last 12 and even putting 9 goals past the Coyotes in their most recent outing. Mikko Rantanen has been outstanding this year with 21 goals and 22 assists and he will be looking to improve upon those stats here against the slumping Blues.
Another guy who has been having a huge impact this year is Phillip Grubauer who is firmly putting all doubts about the Avalanche’s goal-tending situation with a .928% save percentage and a sub 2 goals against average.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Blues are 4-9 in their last 13 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
- Blues are 2-5 in their last 7 after scoring 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blues are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Avalanche are 9-1 in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
- Avalanche are 42-16 in their last 58 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Avalanche are 36-15 in their last 51 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Favorite is 37-17 in the last 54 meetings.
Free St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche NHL Prediction:
Although the Avalanche are huge favorites here they certainly deserve to be and I can see them getting the job done here by a 2 goal margin on the puckline. The moneyline seems fine, but I would rather get this one as close to even money as possible, as this seems like a smash spot for the Aves.
Colorado will also have a big time advantage between the sticks with Phillip Grubauer who has been nothing short of sensational this season and I expect him to continue that good run of form here against the Blues.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Colorado Avalanche Puckline
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