Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/3/21

Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/3/21 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Blues (16-13-6) at Colorado Avalanche (23-8-4)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Ball Arena)

The Line: Colorado Avalanche -200 / St. Louis Blues +165 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche meet Saturday in NHL action at the Ball Arena.

The St. Louis Blues need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 18.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Brayden Schenn leads St. Louis with 12 goals, David Perron has 22 assists and Torey Krug has 79 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 74.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 70 goals on 719 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 33 goals on 288 shots.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 21 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 30 assists and Nazem Kadri has 114 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 87 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 53 goals on 732 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

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The Blues are 2-5 in their last 7 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The Avalanche are 9-1 in their last 10 home games and 10-2 in their last 12 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Blues last 8 overall. The over is 8-1 in Avalanche last 9 overall. The Blues are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 37-17 in the last 54 meetings. The home team is 37-17 in the last 54 meetings.

The St. Louis Blues are a solid team on paper and could turn things around eventually, but right now they're on the struggle bus and not a club I'm trying to get behind. The Colorado Avalanche continue to pile up the victories and they've won the last three meetings against the Blues by a combined score of 14-4. The Avs are on a role right now and have feasted on teams with losing records especially. Give me the Avalanche and the PL here.

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Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche -1.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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