Avalanche vs Blues Prediction NHL Picks 3/19/24

St. Louis Blues (35-29-3) vs Colorado Avalanche (43-20-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Blues +148 / Colorado Avalanche -185 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues meet Tuesday in NHL action from the Enterprise Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues prediction.

Colorado Avalanche Team Preview

The Colorado Avalanche come into this one looking to build on their six-game win streak after a 3-2 OT win over Edmonton last time out. Nathan MacKinnon has 116 points with a team-high 42 goals and 74 assists while Cale Makar has 74 points with 57 assists. Mikko Rantanen has 90 points with 34 goals and 56 assists and Valeri Nichushkin has 47 points split between 25 goals and 22 assists this season. Alexandar Georgiev has started 54 games for Colorado, going 35-15-3 with a 2.83 GAA and a .902 save percentage this season while Justus Annunen is 4-2-1 with a 2.29 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season.

Colorado Avalanche Team Facts

  • The Avalanche have won each of their last nine games at Enterprise Center.
  • The Avalanche have covered the puck line in each of their last eight night games following an overtime win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in each of the Avalanche's last nine games following a road win.
  • The Avalanche have won the second period in each of their last nine games as favorites following an overtime win.

St. Louis Blues Team Preview

The St. Louis Blues come into this game looking to build on their four-game win streak after a 4-2 win over Anaheim last time out. Robert Thomas leads the Blues in scoring with 73 points including team-highs of 23 goals and 50 assists while Pavel Buchnevich has 52 points split between 24 goals and 28 assists. Jordan Kyrou also has 50 points with 21 goals and 29 assists as well this season. Jordan Binnington’s gone 24-18-3 with a 2.80 GAA and a .913 save percentage between the pipes for St. Louis while Joel Hofer is 12-11 with a 2.76 GAA and a .915 save percentage this season.

St. Louis Blues Team Facts

  • The favorites have won each of the last nine games between the Avalanche and Blues at Enterprise Center.
  • The Blues have covered the puck line in 14 of their last 15 night games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Blues have won the second period in each of their last four games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in 15 of the Blues' last 18 games against Central Division opponents.

Avalanche vs. Blues Prediction

I’m leaning towards the Blues +1.5 here. I could also see the Blues winning this game as this is a great matchup between two teams that are red hot right now. However, the Avs have played in a lot of close games as of late and I think this could be another one to add to the list. The Blues play their best hockey by far at home, and despite some success here and there, the Avs are still posting a losing record overall on the road this season. I’ll side with St. Louis +1.5 here.

Chris’s Pick St. Louis +1.5

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