St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche - 12/13/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Avalanche (13-16-1) at St. Louis Blues (17-9-4)
NHL Hockey: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Scottrade Center)
The Line: St. Louis Blues -183 / Colorado Avalanche +165 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ALT, FSMW
The Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues meet Sunday afternoon at the Scottrade Center.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a nice road win after winning six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 17.9 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 15 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 16 assists and Jarome Iginla has 70 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 48 goals on 496 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed five goals in his last three games.
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The St. Louis Blues need a nice win after losing five of their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.8 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 17 goals, Alexander Steen has 16 assists and David Backes has 59 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 43 goals on 590 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 23 goals on 248 shots. Allen has allowed five goals in his last three games.
The Avalanche are 18-54 in their last 72 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Blues are 0-6 in their last 6 games following a win and 11-2 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings overall.
Both teams played yesterday, so it's the home team that has the advantage. Not to mention the Avalanche have had zero success not only playing in St. Louis but against the Blues, period. Give me the home team on a quick turnaround.