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Blues Making Charge for No. 1 in West

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The Chicago Blackhawks and Dallas Stars have been battling it out for Central Division bragging rights most of the season. The St. Louis Blues, however, have been making a late-season push for the division crown and enter Tuesday’s game versus the Colorado Avalanche tied with the Stars with 99 points atop the Central Division and Western Conference.

Shark Bites
  • The Avalanche are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games versus the Blues in St. Louis.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Avalanche’s last seven games versus the Blues.
  • The Avalanche are 4-0 SU in their last four road games.

The Central has clearly established itself as the best division in the NHL with six teams worthy of making the playoffs. The Blues are looking like the best of the bunch of late as they have won four-straight games while allowing a grand total of zero goals.

Most recently, the Blues blanked the NHL’s best team, the Washington Capitals, 4-0. Jake Allen stopped all 32 shots for his sixth shutout of the season, tying him with Ben Bishop for second in the NHL in that category.

The Avs have a flicker of hope for the postseason but sit three points back of the Minnesota Wild for the eighth and final playoff spot. They have six games remaining and four of those come versus teams from within the Central. They have not played well versus their division, however, as they have lost seven of their last eight against the Central.

A 4.4-1.2 result in favor of the Blues is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues sport a record of 45-22-9 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Avalanche sit at 39-33-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 28-38-10 for the Blues and 35-37-4 for the Avalanche. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Colorado injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Blues rated this week at No. 4 and the Colorado Avalanche sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues No. 17-ranked offense (2.67 goals per game) against a Colorado Avalanche defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.83 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 21.4% rate while the Avalanche have a 81.82% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Predators. They won as +197 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

The Blues were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado home to Washington, Friday, April 1st
St. Louis home to Boston, Friday, April 1st