St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche - 4/2/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (23-8-4) vs St. Louis Blues (16-13-6)
Game Info: Friday, April 2, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -233 / St. Louis Blues +200 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Friday night.
The St. Louis Blues could use a win to snap another four-game losing streak, their second of the month of March, after a 3-2 OT loss to the Ducks last time out. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 34 points including team-highs of 12 goals and 22 assists while Ryan O’Reilly has 33 points with 12 goals and 21 assists this season. Brayden Schenn and Jordan Kyrou each have 24 points with Schenn splitting between 12 goals and 12 assists while Kyrou has 10 goals with 14 assists. Mike Hoffman has 20 points with 8 goals and 12 assists and Torey Krug’s got 18 points with 17 assists this season. As a team, St. Louis is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.4 shots with an 18.2% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.2 goals on 29.1 shots with a 74.3% success rate killing off penalties this season.
The Colorado Avalanche will hope to build on their 9-3 rout of the Arizona Coyotes in their last matchup. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avs in scoring with 43 points including a team-high 21 goals with 22 assists while Nathan MacKinnon has 40 points with 10 goals and a team-high 30 assists. Gabriel Landeskog’s on 33 points with 14 goals and 19 assists while Sam Girard and Joonas Donskoi each have 28 points with Girard adding 23 assists while Donskoi has 15 goals and 13 assists. Nazem Kadri also has 26 points with 10 goals and 16 assists this season. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.6 goals on 35.3 shots with a 23.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 2.3 goals on 25.1 shots with an 87% success rate on the PK this season.
St. Louis is 0-4 in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 games as an underdog. Colorado is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 games following a win while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. St. Louis is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I get the case that could be made for either side, and this is a really good Colorado team in fine form. However, the Blues are still a very good team in a rough patch right now and the Blues this season have by far played their best hockey on the road. I just think there’s way too much value to pass on with the Blues and the huge plus money here, so give me St. Louis in this one.
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