Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues - 4/24/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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St. Louis Blues (19-19-6) vs Colorado Avalanche (31-9-4)
Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +140 / Colorado Avalanche -155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues meet Saturday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 26 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 36 assists and Nazem Kadri has 136 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 67 goals on 840 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.
The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O’Reilly leads St. Louis with 17 goals, David Perron has 29 assists and Torey Krug has 96 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 83 goals on 905 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 42 goals on 371 shots.
The Avalanche are 36-17 in their last 53 road games and 49-22 in their last 71 overall. The Blues are 7-21 in their last 28 home games and 3-10 in their last 13 overall. The over is 12-5-1 in Avalanche last 18 overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Blues last 12 overall. The Avalanche are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in St. Louis and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 41-17 in the last 58 meetings. The home team is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche continue to pile up the victories at an insane clip and probably aren't a team you should be running to the window to step in front of right now. The St. Louis Blues have underachieved all season long and they've actually played their worst hockey at home. The Avalanche have won five of the six meetings this season against the Blues, which includes five straight victories and a 4-2 win on Thursday. It's hard to do anything but side with the Avs in this spot.