St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/24/21

St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/24/21 Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (31-9-4) at St. Louis Blues (19-19-6)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues +140 / Colorado Avalanche -155 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues meet in NHL action from the Enterprise Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Colorado Avalanche will look to build on their 4-2 win over the Blues last time out. Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avalanche in scoring with 56 points with 17 goals along with a team-high 39 assists while Mikko Rantanen has 52 points with a team-high 26 goals and 26 assists. Gabriel Landeskog has 43 points with 16 goals and 27 assists while Cale Makar and Sam Girard each have 26+ assists this season. Andre Burakovsky, Nazem Kadri and Joonas Donskoi each have double-digit goal and assist tallies this season. As a team, Colorado is averaging 3.6 goals on 34.7 shots with a 23.5% success rate on the power play while allowing 2.3 goals on 25.7 shots against with an 82.6% success rate on the PK this season.

The St. Louis Blues will look to bounce back from their loss to Colorado last time out. David Perron leads the Blues in scoring with 42 points including 13 goals and a team-high 29 assists while Ryan O-Reilly has 39 points with a team-high 17 goals and 22 assists. Bryaden Schenn has 18 points with 12 goals and 16 assists. Mike Hoffman and Jordan Kyrpu each have double-digit goal and assists while Torey Krug has 23 points with 22 assists. As a team, St. Louis is averaging 2.8 goals on 29.8 shots with a 20.2% success rate on the power play while allowing 3.1 goals on 29.8 shots with a 75.9% success rate killing off penalties this season.

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Colorado is 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road favorite and 16-5 in their last 21 games following a win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record. St. Louis is 3-9 in their last 12 games as an underdog and 7-21 in their last 28 home games while the under is 3-1-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog. The favorite is 41-17 in the last 58 meetings between these two teams.

I get the case you could make for either side here, as the Blues need the wins desperately, but the Avs are the better team. Instead, I’m going to side with the under as I could see a battle here and a game that at worst gets us a push at 6 but I think we see a 3-2 game whichever way you slice it, so give me the under in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Under 5.5

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

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