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Blues vs Avalanche Prediction, Trends and Betting Odds for Game 2 NHL Playoffs

The NHL Playoffs continue on Wednesday with four matchups spanning across all four divisions. In the nightcap, the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche will renew hostilities in Game 2 of their West Division semifinals series. The home team earned a convincing win in Game 1 and is a hefty NHL betting favorite ahead of tonight’s matchup as well. This NHL betting preview for the Blues vs Avalanche NHL Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 2 of this series.

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Blues vs Avalanche Game Info

NHL West Division Semifinals NHL Playoffs Game 2 (COL leads 1-0)
St. Louis Blues (63 pts, 27-20-9, 15-9-4 Away) vs. Colorado Avalanche (82 pts, 39-13-4, 22-4-2 Home)
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Start Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
Venue: Ball Arena — Denver, CO
Coverage: CNBC

The Blues trailed the 3-seed Minnesota Wild by 12 points in the final West Division standings. Such a discrepancy was clearly visible in Game 1 of their NHL Playoffs series against the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Avalanche. The 4-1 defeat certainly cannot be blamed on goalie Jordan Binnington. He did all he could, stopping 46 of 49 shots on goal for a .939 save percentage. Unfortunately, the Blues could only muster 23 shots on goal of their own at the other end. Binnington may have to be as close to perfect as it gets if St. Louis is to make a series out of this.

Game 1 was a virtual walk in the park for the uber-talented Avalanche. The stars were out in full force as Nathan MacKinnon (two goals, one assist) and Gabriel Landeskog (one goal, two assists) each tallied three points. Mikko Rantanen also got in on the act with a pair of assists. That kind of talent is what propelled Colorado to the best record in the NHL betting regular-season. Philip Grubauer stopped all but one of the shots he faced in Game 1. So long as he holds his own in net, the Avs could very well be recognized as Stanley Cup champs in about a month’s time.

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Blues vs Avalanche NHL Betting Odds

Moneyline: STL: (+270) | COL: (-335)
Puck Line: STL: +1.5 (+100) | COL: -1.5 (-120)
Total: 5.5  — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

  • Blues are 0-4 SU in their last four games as an NHL betting underdog on the road.
  • Under is 7-0 in the Blues’ last seven games following a loss of three goals or more.
  • Over is 9-2 in the Avalanche’s last 11 playoff games as an NHL betting favorite.
  • Avalanche are 4-0 SU in the last four head-to-head meetings against the Blues in Colorado.
  • Under is 5-1 in the last six Blues vs Avalanche head-to-head matchups in Colorado.

Blues vs Avalanche Prediction

This NHL prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Colorado a 66.8% chance to win Game 1 of this NHL Playoffs matchup.

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