St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche - 8/2/20 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (42-19-10) at Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Rogers Place)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -110 / St. Louis Blues -110 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche meet Sunday in a round robin NHL contest at the
The St. Louis Blues entered the NHL break winning 10 of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 24.3 percent of their power play opportunities. David Perron leads St. Louis with 25 goals, Ryan O'Reilly has 49 assists and Alex Pietrangelo has 225 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 79.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 126 goals on 1,430 shots and Jake Allen has allowed 48 goals on 655 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche entered the NHL break winning nine of their last 12 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 19.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 35 goals, Cale Makar has 38 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 90 goals on 1,067 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 77 goals on 996 shots.
The Blues are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 27-9 in their last 36 games following a win and 2-6 in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games, 7-2 in their last 9 playoff games as a favorite and 9-3 in their last 12 overall. The under is 4-1 in Blues last 5 overall. The under is 15-4 in Avalanche last 19 overall. The Blues are 15-5 in the last 20 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues entered the unexpected break looking like the team we saw late last season, winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Blues have also won six of the last eight games against the Avalanche, so while Colorado was playing solid hockey in its own right, it feels like the Blues have the edge in this contest. The St. Louis Blues were the hottest team in the league at the time and have owned this series over the years. Give me the Blues in a pick em.