Moneyline favors Blues in battle with Avalanche
St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Odds
The Avalanche get a visit from the St. Louis Blues in hockey action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
This season the Avalanche are 6-7-1 overall while the Blues are 9-6-1. As for the totals, Colorado is 5-8-1 on the OU, and St. Louis is 11-3-2.
Bettors looking to side with the Avalanche in this one found them earlier as +114 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
This game matches up the No. 27 (Avalanche) and the No. 3 (Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.1 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 13.3% rate while the Blues have a 77% rate on the penalty kill.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sharks on February 19. Bettors who backed the Sharks at +105 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Colorado was a 6-5 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on Colorado at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing San Jose are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Nashville are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Blues at Avalanche trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Colorado is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis home to Columbus, Saturday, February 23
Colorado at Los Angeles, Saturday, February 23