Avalanche vs. Blues Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1
The Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues play in Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Ball Arena on Tuesday, May 17, starting at 9:30 PM ET. Avalanche (-223) versus Blues (+180) appears like a mismatch, according to the moneyline odds. 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, May 17, 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 80 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Colorado has been victorious 58 times.
The Avalanche have won 29 of the 36 games they have played with moneyline odds shorter than -223.
The moneyline odds say Colorado has a 69.0% chance of winning this game.
Colorado Avalanche Leaders
Mikko Rantanen is currently one of Colorado’s leading contributors (92 total points), having collected 36 goals and 56 assists.
Through 65 games, Nathan MacKinnon has 32 goals and 56 assists.
Nazem Kadri has scored 28 goals and added 59 assists through 71 games for Colorado.
Darcy Kuemper (37-12-4) has a goals against average of 2.5 on the season, and 1616 saves. His .921 save percentage ranks 12th in the league.
Colorado Avalanche Season Stats
The Avalanche offense’s 308 total goals (3.8 per game) are ranked fourth in the NHL this year.
The Avalanche have given up the ninth-fewest goals in NHL action this season, 232 (2.8 per game).
With a +76 goal differential, they’re ranked fourth-best in the NHL.
The Avalanche have scored 67 power-play goals this season, leading the NHL (on 278 power-play chances).
The Avalanche have the NHL’s eighth-best power-play conversion rate at 24.1%.
The Avalanche have scored a total of six shorthanded goals this season.
The Avalanche kill 79.7% of their opponent’s power plays, the 15th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
With a 47.3% faceoff win percentage, the Avalanche have the 28th-ranked rate in the NHL.
The Avalanche shoot 10.7% as a team, ranked sixth-best in the league.
The Avalanche average 21.5 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
Blues vs. Avalanche Betting Trends
This season the Blues have 17 wins in the 32 games in which they’ve been an underdog.
St. Louis has had moneyline odds of +180 or longer once this season and won that game.
The moneyline implies a 35.7% 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 totaled 34 goals and 48 assists in 75 games (playing 16:54 per game).
Robert Thomas is a key contributor for St. Louis, with 76 total points this season. He has netted 20 goals and provided 56 assists in 72 games.
St. Louis’ Jordan Kyrou has 75 points (27 goals, 48 assists) this season.
St. Louis’ Ville Husso is 25-7-6 this season, amassing 1136 saves and permitting 100 goals (2.6 goals against average) with a .919 save percentage (13th in the league).
St. Louis Blues Season Stats
The Blues’ 309 total goals (3.8 per game) are the third-most in the league.
The Blues’ 239 total goals given up (2.9 per game) rank 11th in the NHL.
Their fifth-best goal differential is +70.
The Blues have scored 64 power-play goals this season (on 241 power-play chances). That’s the second-most in the NHL.
The Blues have a 26.6% power-play conversion rate, the league’s No. 2 percentage.
The Blues have recorded nine shorthanded goals.
The 84.1% of opponent power plays the Blues kill is the fifth-best penalty-kill percentage in the league.
The Blues have the league’s 14th-ranked faceoff win percentage (50.3%).
The 12.4% shooting percentage the Blues have amassed leads the league.
The Blues have yet to shut out an opponent this season.
Avalanche and Blues Injury Report
Avalanche: Andrew Cogliano: Day To Day (Upper-body), Ryan Murray: Out (Hand/Wrist)
Blues: Marco Scandella: Day To Day (Lower-body), Mackenzie MacEachern: Out (Upper-body), Torey Krug: Out (Lower Body)
The Avalanche on the moneyline (-223) is our best bet after looking at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will go over the total of 6.5 goals, with the Blues (+1.5) covering the spread.
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