St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche - 4/3/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (23-8-4) vs St. Louis Blues (16-13-6)
Game Info: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
Betting Odds: Colorado Avalanche -200 / St. Louis Blues +165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from Ball Arena on Saturday night.
The St. Louis Blues will look to rebound from their 3-2 loss to Colorado in their last matchup. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 36 points including team-highs of 13 goals and 23 assists while Ryan O’Reilly has 33 points with 12 goals and 21 assists. Bryaden Schenn has 25 points with 12 goals along with 13 assists while Jordan Kyrou has 24 points with 10 goals and 14 assists. Mike Hoffman has 21 points with 9 goals and 12 assists as well this season. As a team, St. Louis is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.7 shots with an 18.6% success rate on the PP while allowing 3.2 goals on 29 shots against with a 74.5% success rate on the PK this season.
The Colorado Avalanche will be out to build on their win over the Blues from Friday. Mikko Rantanen leads the Avs in scoring with 43 points including 21 goals and 22 assists while Nathan MacKinnon has 32 points with 12 goals and a team-high 30 assists. Gabriel Landeskog has 35 points with 14 goals and 21 assists while Sam Girard and Joonas Donskoi each have 28 points with Girard logging 23 assists and Donskoi adding 15 goals. Nazem Kadri has 27 points with 10 goals and 17 assists. 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% kill rate on the PK this season.
St. Louis is 0-5 in their last 5 games overall and 2-5 in their last 7 road games while the over is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games played on no rest. Colorado is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 9-1 in their last 10 home games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games on no rest. St. Louis is 1-4 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
We nearly caught the plus money with St. Louis on Friday, but I think we have just as good of a chance on Saturday. The old adage is it’s hard to beat the same team twice in as many days, but there’s still as much value on Saturday as there was Friday and the Blues are still a really good hockey team to be leaving this kind of plus money on the table. I’ll take my chances with St. Louis again here.