Avalanche vs. Blues Pick – NHL Predictions & Odds 1/28/23
St. Louis Blues (23-23-3) vs. Colorado Avalanche (26-18-3)
January 28, 2023 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -220 / St. Louis Blues +175; Over/Under: +6
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The St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche meet in NHL action from the Ball Arena on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Colorado is listed as a -220 home favorite while St. Louis is a +175 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 6 goals.
For St. Louis, Robert Thomas and Robert Bortuzzo are both questionable for this game with respective lower-body injuries while Pavel Buchnevich is out until mid-February with an ankle injury. For Colorado, Gabriel Landeskog is out until early March with a knee injury while Darren Helm is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury and Valeri Nichushkin is questionable for this game with a lower-body injury as well.
Colorado’s 3-2 OT win back on December 11th, 2022, made it 7 straight wins for the road team head-to-head in this matchup.
St. Louis is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games while the over is 34-16-3 in their last 53 road games. Colorado is 71-26 in their last 97 home games and 70-24 in their last 94 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I’m backing the Blues +1.5 here. The road team’s had the bulk of the success between these two teams going back to their playoff series last year and I think this result is more of the same. I think if Colorado’s going to buck the trend it’s a one goal game, but I think the Blues have a good shot at winning this one outright. Give me the Blues +1.5 here.