Avalanche vs. Blues Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/26/2022
A pair of the Western Conference’s top teams meet on Tuesday, April 26 when the first-place Colorado Avalanche (55-18-6) host the third-place St. Louis Blues (49-20-11). The Blues are underdogs on the road, at +145, and the Avalanche are -177. Find more below on the Avalanche vs. Blues betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Avalanche vs. Blues Spread and Betting Line
Avalanche vs Blues Betting Information
Avalanche vs. Blues Game Info
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
- Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
- Location: Denver, Colorado
- Arena: Ball Arena
Computer Predictions for Avalanche vs. Blues
Computer picks for Avalanche vs Blues
Avalanche 4 Blues 3
Avalanche vs. Blues Betting Trends
In 73 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Colorado has won 52 of those games.
In 49 games with moneyline odds shorter than -177 this season, the Avalanche have been victorious 37 times.
The moneyline odds say Colorado has a 63.9% chance of winning this game.
Colorado Avalanche Leaders
Mikko Rantanen is one of Colorado’s leading contributors with 91 points. He has 36 goals and 55 assists this season.
Nathan MacKinnon is another leading option for Colorado with 87 points (1.4 per game), scoring 32 goals and adding 55 assists.
Cale Makar has 85 total points for Colorado, with 27 goals and 58 assists.
Darcy Kuemper (36-12-3) has a 2.5 goals against average and a .922 save percentage (third-best in the league).
Colorado Avalanche Season Stats
The Avalanche’s 298 goals this season make them the fourth-best scoring team in the NHL.
The Avalanche are ranked seventh in league play for the fewest goals against this season, having given up 221 total goals (2.8 per game).
The team has the league’s third-best goal differential at +77 this season.
The NHL-leading 66 power-play goals the Avalanche’s have recorded have resulted from 265 power-play chances.
The Avalanche’s 24.9% power-play conversion rate is fifth-best in the league this season.
The Avalanche’s offense has scored six shorthanded goals this season (17th among all teams).
The Avalanche have the league’s 15th-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 79.4%.
The Avalanche’s players win 47.4% of their faceoffs to rank 27th in the NHL.
The Avalanche have a 10.8% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking sixth in the league.
The Avalanche’s players are looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.4 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
Blues vs. Avalanche Betting Trends
This season the Blues have 13 wins in the 26 games in which they’ve been an underdog.
St. Louis has a record of 2-2 in games when oddsmakers list them +145 or longer on the moneyline.
The moneyline implies a 40.8% chance to win for the Blues.
St. Louis Blues Leaders
Vladimir Tarasenko is a top offensive contributor for his squad with 82 points (1.1 per game). He has scored 34 goals and 48 assists in 73 games (playing 16:54 per game).
St. Louis’ Robert Thomas has racked up 76 total points (1.1 per game), with 20 goals and 56 assists.
Pavel Buchnevich has 30 goals and 44 assists, for a season point total of 74.
Ville Husso’s record stands at 25-6-6 on the season, allowing 94 goals (2.5 goals against average) and compiling 1098 saves with a .921 save percentage (sixth-best in the league).
St. Louis Blues Season Stats
The Blues have the NHL’s third-best scoring offense (302 total goals, 3.8 per game).
The Blues have given up 2.8 goals per game, 227 total, which ranks 11th among league teams.
Their fourth-best goal differential is +75.
The Blues have scored 61 power-play goals this season (on 234 power-play chances). That’s the third-most in the NHL.
The Blues have a 26.1% power-play conversion rate, the NHL’s No. 3 percentage.
The Blues have scored nine shorthanded goals this season (sixth among NHL squads).
The Blues’ fourth-best penalty kill rate is 84.2%.
The Blues win 50.4% of their faceoffs. That’s the 14th-ranked percentage in the NHL.
The Blues are shooting 12.4% (best in the league).
The Blues have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 20.3 hits and 12.1 blocked shots per game.
Avalanche and Blues Injury Report
Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: Out (Knee), Ryan Murray: Out (Hand/Wrist), Devon Toews: Day To Day (Undisclosed), Pavel Francouz: Day To Day (Face), Mikko Rantanen: Day To Day (Illness), Erik Johnson: Day To Day (Undisclosed)
Blues: Brayden Schenn: Day To Day (Upper Body), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper-body), Torey Krug: Day To Day (Upper Body), Scott Perunovich: Out (Wrist)
We have the Avalanche predicted as our best bet on the moneyline in this contest, and our pick against the spread is the . Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.
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