Avalanche vs. Blues - 1/22/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Blues (28-15-7) at Colorado Avalanche (24-21-3)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Pepsi Center)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche +100 / St. Louis Blues -110 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, ALT
The St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday night at the Pepsi Center.
The St. Louis Blues hope to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power plays. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 25 goals, Alexander Steen has 27 assists and David Backes has 97 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 85.5 percent of their power play chances. Jake Allen has allowed 68 goals on 896 shots faced and Brian Elliott has given up 44 goals on 574 shots. Allen has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Colorado Avalanche look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.5 percent of their power plays. Matt Duchene leads Colorado with 20 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 23 assists and Jarome Iginla has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.1 percent of their power play chances. Semyon Varlamov has allowed 84 goals on 967 shots faced and Reto Berra has given up 29 goals on 374 shots. Varlamov has allowed six goals in his last three games.
The Blues are 6-14 in their last 20 Friday games and 17-7 in their last 24 vs. Western Conference. The Avalanche are 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games. The Blues are 9-26-4 in the last 39 meetings in Colorado.
Both teams are hot at the moment, so I have to give the edge to the home team. Not to mention the Avalanche have really owned the Blues when playing at the Pepsi Center. Give me the home team for the sweet price.