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St. Louis Blues take on Avalanche in hockey test

St. Louis BluesColorado Avalanche
Dec 21, 9:30 PM | Pepsi Center

St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

19-9-4TEAM RECORD16-17-1

The visiting Blues hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche are 16-17-1 so far on the season. The Blues, meanwhile, are 19-9-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 15-17-2 and the Blues go 9-18-5 on the totals.

View St Louis vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Avalanche as +100 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Avalanche sit at No. 12 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blues sit at a No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 17-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 21.3% rate while the Blues have a 80.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blues were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -205 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

Colorado was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Flyers. They won as +110 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Columbus are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-7-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Blues at Avalanche trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Colorado is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Phoenix, Friday, December 23
Colorado home to Tampa Bay, Friday, December 23

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