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Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Info, NHL Odds and Predictions (Saturday, April 24, 2021)

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Hockey

Last year many observers expected the Avalanche to win the Stanley Cup.  Colorado impressed all during the regular season.  However, the Avs stumbled against the Stars.  Dallas used defensive structure to pull off the NHL betting.  That lesson wasn’t lost on Colorado coach Jared Bednar. This season the Avalanche have tightened up the back end without sacrificing offense.  It makes for the most complete team in the NHL.  Of course, the Blues are just two years removed from their Stanley Cup championship.  To many gamblers, it may as well be 100 years.  St. Louis isn’t in championship form.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Information

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri
TV Coverage: NBC

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Avalanche -1½ (+155) 6 (-107 -160
Blues +1½ (-175) 6 (-113) +140
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 Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues CashBet Wagering Analysis

Wise Guys love quality teams at a reasonable price.  Specifically, the best way to get such plays in this situation.  Colorado faces a respected online sportsbook opponent on road ice.  St. Louis remains a preferred team with the masses.  Especially when playing at home.  Oddsmakers recognize this and price the game accordingly.  All of which means that Colorado will be more affordable than usual.  Although the Avalanche is the superior team, casual fans still rate the Blues in their class.  And that is why sharps will be coming for this one.  Despite the Blues inconsistency, their 2019 championship carries cache.

Sportsbooks Buried in Avalanche of Colorado Success

Account of nine wins in ten games is Colorado the hottest betting on NHL brand going.  Four of the Avs’ last six games went over the total.  Colorado is 30-9-4 with 21-22 under the total.  Account of that mark is the best winning percentage in the West Division.  Number one for goal scoring in the NHL belongs to the Avalanche.  Colorado ranks 8th for the power play.  Defensively, the Avalanche ranks 3rd for goals against and 10th for penalty killing.

Nathan MacKinnon brings 17 goals, 36 assists, and a plus-26.  Meanwhile, Mikko Rantanen adds 26 goals, 26 assists, and a plus-24.

The Note Remains Off Key This Season

St. Louis brings a pro hockey betting record of 19-18-6 with 20-22 under the total.  Arizona leads the Blues by a single point for the final Western Conference’s playoff spot.  It is true that St. Louis has three games in hand.  But nobody is taking that for granted.  Seven losses in their last ten games scare those gamblers paying attention.  Only three of the games cleared the total.  In sum, St. Louis ranks 15th in the NHL for goal scoring and 19th for the power play.  On the back end, the Blues rank 21st for goals against and 27th for penalty killing.

David Perron leads the Blues with 13 goals, 29 assists, and a plus-one.  Captain Ryan O’Reilly has a team-best 17 goals to go with 22 assists and a plus-18.  Of major concern is the inconsistent play of goalie Jordan Binnington.  His season save percentage is .908, far below the 2019 Stanley Cup run.

Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues Against the Spread

Overall, Colorado has paid in six of their last eight away games.  The Avalanche are 5-2 over the total on-road ice.  Meanwhile, the Blues paid in three of their previous four home games.  St. Louis is 3-2 over the number in their last five home games

To summarize this series, Colorado is 7-1 in their last eight games against St. Louis. Four of the last six between the Avalanche and Blues went under the total.  At Enterprise Center, St. Louis is 4-1 in their previous five home games with Colorado.  And then this series is 3-2 over the total at St. Louis.

Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Avalanche is a tremendous NHL gambling value.  St. Louis is too unreliable to take against the rampaging Avs.

Avalanche at Blues CashBet Best Bet: 

Colorado Avalanche

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