St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/26/21

St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 4/26/21 Photo by Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Avalanche (31-10-4) at St. Louis Blues (20-19-6)

NHL Hockey: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Enterprise Center)

The Line: St. Louis Blues +145 / Colorado Avalanche -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Colorado Avalanche and St. Louis Blues meet Monday in NHL action at the Enterprise Center.

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 26 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 41 assists and Nazem Kadri has 145 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 67 goals on 840 shots faced and Hunter Miska has allowed 18 goals on 111 shots.

The St. Louis Blues look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 20.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Ryan O’Reilly leads St. Louis with 20 goals, David Perron has 29 assists and Torey Krug has 101 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 89 goals on 964 shots and Ville Husso has allowed 42 goals on 371 shots.

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The Blues are 4-9 in their last 13 games as an underdog and 8-21 in their last 29 home games. The Avalanche are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite and 49-23 in their last 72 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Avalanche last 4 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Blues last 5 home games. The Avalanche are 9-23 in the last 32 meetings in St. Louis and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The home team is 35-16 in the last 51 meetings. The favorite is 41-18 in the last 59 meetings.

The Colorado Avalanche are still one of the hotter teams in the league and have had a great deal of success against the Blues this season with wins in five of the seven tries. The St. Louis Blues have had issues all season stringing wins together and they've been absolutely horrible on their home ice. The Blues have been one of the more disappointing teams in the league for bettors this season and it's going to take more than a win to get behind them. Give me the Avs and the PL for max betting value.

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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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