Avalanche vs. Blues Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 2

by | May 18, 2022

Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Ball Arena on Thursday, May 19 features the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues facing off at 9:30 PM ET. The Avalanche are on top 1-0 in the series. The bookmakers have made the Avalanche heavy favorites at -244 on the moneyline, and the Blues are at +200. 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
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Avalanche -244 Blues +200

Avalanche vs. Blues Game Info

  • Game Day: Thursday, May 19, 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
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Blues (+1.5) Over (6.5) Avalanche 4 Blues 3

Avalanche vs. Blues Betting Trends

  • Colorado has gotten the victory in 60 of the 82 games it’s played as the moneyline favorite this season.
  • Through 33 games with moneyline odds shorter than -244 this season, the Avalanche have been victorious 26 times.
  • There is a 70.9% chance that Colorado wins this contest, per the moneyline.
  • Colorado Avalanche Leaders

  • A leading offensive player this season for Colorado, Mikko Rantanen has scored 92 points in 75 games (36 goals and 56 assists).
  • Through 65 games, Nathan MacKinnon has 32 goals and 56 assists.
  • Nazem Kadri’s 87 points this season have come via 28 goals and 59 assists.
  • 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 score the fourth-most goals in the league, averaging 3.8 per game for a total of 308 this season.
  • The Avalanche are ranked ninth in NHL play for the fewest goals against this season, having allowed 232 total goals (2.8 per game).
  • The team’s goal differential is fourth-best in the league at +76.
  • The 67 power-play goals the Avalanche have put up this season (on 278 power-play chances) lead the NHL.
  • 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 rank 15th in the NHL in penalty-kill success rate at 79.7%.
  • The Avalanche’s players win 47.3% of their faceoffs to rank 28th in the league.
  • The Avalanche have a 10.7% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking sixth in the NHL.
  • The Avalanche have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 21.5 hits and 13.2 blocked shots per game.
  • Blues vs. Avalanche Betting Trends

  • The Blues have been made the underdog 34 times this season, and upset their opponent 17 times.
  • St. Louis’ moneyline odds have been +200 or longer in two games this season, and it split 1-1.
  • The moneyline implies a 33.3% chance of victory for the Blues.
  • St. Louis Blues Leaders

  • Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 34 goals (0.5 per game) and collected 48 assists (0.6 per game), taking 3.1 shots per game and shooting 14.8%. That makes him among the leaders for St. Louis with 82 total points (1.1 per game).
  • Robert Thomas’ 76 points this season, including 20 goals and 56 assists, make him one of the top offensive threats for St. Louis.
  • St. Louis’ Jordan Kyrou has 75 points (27 goals, 48 assists) this season.
  • Ville Husso’s record stands at 25-7-6 on the season, giving up 100 goals (2.6 goals against average) and collecting 1136 saves with a .919 save percentage (13th in the league).
  • St. Louis Blues Season Stats

  • The Blues have scored the third-most goals (309 goals, 3.8 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Blues have allowed 239 total goals (2.9 per game) to rank 11th.
  • They have a +70 goal differential, which is fifth-best in the league.
  • 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 the league’s second-best power-play conversion rate of 26.6%.
  • The Blues have scored nine shorthanded goals this season (sixth in the league).
  • The Blues’ fifth-best penalty kill rate is 84.1%.
  • The Blues have the league’s 14th-ranked faceoff win rate (50.3%).
  • The 12.4% shooting percentage the Blues have amassed leads the league.
  • The Blues have not yet 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)

    Betting Tips for Avalanche vs. Blues

    We have the Avalanche as the best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the Blues (+1.5). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 6.5 goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.

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