Avalanche vs Blues Prediction - NHL Picks 12/29/23

St. Louis Blues (18-15-1) vs Colorado Avalanche (21-11-3)

Game Info: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +150 / Colorado Avalanche -189 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues face off on Friday in an NHL showdown at the Enterprise Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Avalanche vs Blues prediction.

How do the Avalanche Bounce Back?

The Avalanche were playing really well heading into the last game, but they struggled against the Arizona Coyotes. The Avalanche scored four goals, but they ended up giving up five goals and they ended up losing in overtime. The Avs on the season are averaging 3.66 goals while their defense is giving up 3.09 goals per game. The defense has been a little inconsistent, but the offense is ranked second. Nathan MacKinnon has scored 19 goals and added 37 assists so far this season. 

Blues Have Won Three Straight Games

The Blues have been playing really well heading into this game and they have won three games in a row. In the one game the defense wasn’t great, but in the other two games the defense sure was impressive giving up only two goals total. In the last game against the Dallas Stars, they were able to secure the 2-1 victory. The Blues are averaging 2.971 goals while their defense is giving up 3.26 goals per game. The offense has been a bit inconsistent and in this game they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way. 

Avalanche vs Blues Betting Prediction

The Blues defense has looked good heading and they are going to find success again here. The Blues in the last game were able to secure a 2-1 victory and their defense is going to step up again here. The Avs defense hasn’t been exactly elite and they are going to really struggle in this game. Look for the Blues to score at least three goals and that is going to be enough for them to secure the win. Back the Blues. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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