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St. Louis Blues home to Avalanche in hockey betting action

Colorado Avalanche

St. Louis Blues
49-21-6 April 05, 2014, 02:00 PM | Scottrade Center 52-17-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Colorado battle on Saturday at Scottrade Center as the Blues try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Avalanche will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 49-21-6 this season, while the Blues are 52-17-7. Colorado is 37-37-2 against the total, while St. Louis is 33-35-8 versus the number.View Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Blues as -191 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Blues) and the No. 16 (Avalanche) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Colorado won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Rangers on April 3. Bettors who backed the Avalanche at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Sabres. They won as -340 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.71 goals allowed. The Blues power play is averaging 20.53% while the Avalanche defense kills off 80.51% of their penalties.

A few Avalanche at Blues trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 6th
St. Louis at Chicago, Sunday, April 6th