Avalanche vs. Blues Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks – NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 3
Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Enterprise Center on Saturday, May 21 showcases the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues facing off at 8:00 PM ET. The series is tied 1-1. The bookmakers have made the Avalanche heavy favorites at -172 on the moneyline, despite being the visitors, and the Blues are at +145. 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: Saturday, May 21, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Arena: Enterprise Center
Computer Predictions for Avalanche vs. Blues
Computer picks for Avalanche vs Blues
Blues 4 Avalanche 3
Avalanche vs. Blues Betting Trends
Colorado has gone 60-23 as the favorite this season.
In 61 games with moneyline odds shorter than -172 this season, the Avalanche have won 46 times.
There is a 63.2% chance that Colorado wins this contest, per the moneyline.
Colorado Avalanche Leaders
One of Colorado’s leading offensives player this season is Mikko Rantanen, who has 92 points (36 goals, 56 assists) and plays an average of 20:58 per game.
Nathan MacKinnon has 88 points (1.4 per game), scoring 32 goals and adding 56 assists.
Nazem Kadri’s 87 points this season have come via 28 goals and 59 assists.
Darcy Kuemper has a record of 37-12-4. He has allowed 138 goals (2.54 goals against average) and racked up 1616 saves.
Colorado Avalanche Season Stats
The Avalanche offense’s 308 total goals (3.8 per game) are ranked fourth in the league this year.
The Avalanche have given up the ninth-fewest goals in league play this season, 232 (2.8 per game).
The team’s goal differential is fourth-best in the league at +76.
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’s six shorthanded goals this season rank 17th.
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 listed as the underdog 35 times this season, and upset their opponent 18 times.
St. Louis has a record of 3-5 in games when sportsbooks list them +145 or longer on the moneyline.
The moneyline set in this outing implies a 40.8% chance for the Blues to win.
St. Louis Blues Leaders
Vladimir Tarasenko has recorded 34 goals (0.5 per game) and put up 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).
St. Louis’ Robert Thomas has racked up 76 total points (1.1 per game), with 20 goals and 56 assists.
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, allowing 100 goals (2.6 goals against average) and compiling 1136 saves with a .919 save percentage (11th 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 +70 goal differential is fifth-best in the league.
The Blues have scored 64 power-play goals this season, which are second-best in the NHL (on 241 power-play chances).
The Blues have a 26.6% power-play conversion rate, the NHL’s No. 2 percentage.
The Blues have scored nine shorthanded goals.
The Blues’ fifth-best penalty kill rate is 84.1%.
The Blues have the 14th-ranked faceoff win rate in the NHL (50.3%).
The Blues’ collective 12.4% shooting percentage 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)
We have the Blues as the best bet on the moneyline in this contest, 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 once the game has been played.
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