Colorado Avalanche vs St Louis Blues Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 21 (5/21): NHL

Colorado Avalanche vs St Louis Blues Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 21 (5/21): NHL

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Odds:

Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Avalanche money line -170
Avalanche spread -1.5 (+150)
Blues money line +145
Blues spread +1.5 (-175)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  St Louis Blues Colorado Avalanche
Record 54-36 61-27
Home / road record 28-16 26-17
Streak W1 L1
Goals per game 3.77 3.76
Goals allowed per game 2.92 2.83
Shots per game 30.4 35.0
Shots allowed per game 31.6 32.0
PP % 27.0% 24.0%
PK % 15.60% 24.23%
Over / under record 47-39-4 46-37-5

 

Preview

The St Louis Blues will now host the Colorado Avalanche at the Enterprise Center to play the Game 3 of the playoffs 2nd round in the West. The Blues got the win 4-1 in Game 2 to tie the series.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado have won 5 of their last 6 games and are 26-17 on the road. They have 61-27 overall record ranking 1st in the Central Division. The Avalanche are 20-8-4 against divisional rivals. Colorado averages 8.8 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference and have gone 52-4-4 when scoring three or more goals.

Nathan MacKinnon has 32 goals and 56 assists for the Avalanche. Valeri Nichushkin has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Avalanche are 6-4, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

St Louis Blues

The Blues have won 4 of their last 5 games and are 28-16 on the road with a 54-36 record overall ranking 3rd in the Central division. The Blues are 22-12 against the rest of their division. St. Louis has scored 315 goals and is third in the NHL averaging 3.8 goals per game. Vladimir Tarasenko leads the team with 34.

Vladimir Tarasenko has 34 goals and 48 assists for the Blues. Ryan O'Reilly has 10 goals and six assists over the last 10 games.

In their last 10 games the Blues are 5-5, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.6 assists, 4.1 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.

BETTING TRENDS

Colorado are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against St. Louis.

Colorado are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games against Colorado.

St. Louis are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home.

Prediction

The Blues dominated in game 2 and now they'll play at home where they are winning the 63% of the time and also have been profitable ATS. The Avalanche are 7-3 in the last 10 head to head games but they don't cover the spread on the road, with a 19-24 ATS record. Like I said before in other articles, I'm taking the Blues +1.5 in all the series.

PICK: Blues +1.5 (-175)

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