St. Louis Blues (1-0) at Colorado Avalanche (0-1)
NHL Hockey: Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -149 / St. Louis Blues +122 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche meet Friday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.
The St. Louis Blues look for another victory after beating the Avs on Wednesday. The St. Louis Blues are averaging four goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Oskar Sundqvist leads St. Louis with two goals, Robert Thomas has two assists and Ryan O’Reilly has five shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing one goal per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed one goal on 27 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche could use a bounce back performance after losing to the Blues in their season opener. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging one goal per game and are scoring on 25 percent of their power play opportunities. Andre Burakovsky leads Colorado with one goal, Samuel Girard has one assist and Mikko Rantanen has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing four goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed four goals on 32 shots.
The Blues are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Avalanche are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The under is 6-1 in Blues last 7 road games. The over is 9-2 in Avalanche last 11 overall. The Blues are 16-6 in the last 22 meetings. The home team is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings. The favorite is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.
The Colorado Avalanche aren't as bad as they looked in their season opener and it's foolish to put a ton of stock into one game. However, the Blues have now won eight of the last 11 meetings against the Avalanche and 16 of the last 22 meetings. The Blues also aren't a team you're going to get at plus money very often this season considering they're a legit Staley Cup contender. I just don't know how you turn down this price with the Blues.