Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Prediction 3/19/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (43-20-5) travel to face off against the St. Louis Blues (36-28-3) on Tuesday, March 19th. This game will be played at Enterprise Center in St. Louis and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

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The Colorado Avalanche Are Coming Off A Win

As the third-place team in the Western Conference, the Colorado Avalanche have an overall record of 43-20-5 and have won six straight games. On the road, they are 17-14-5 this season.

In games against Western Conference opponents, the Avalanche have gone 29-12 this year. Against teams in the Central Division, they have a record of 12-8.

Colorado comes into the game with a puck line record of 34-34, including going 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games. So far this year, the Avalanche have had 31 wins by multiple goals and have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game.

On the road, the team’s puck line mark is 14-22, and they have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten road games. Overall, the Avalanche have been favored in 57 of their games and have a puck line record of 29-28 when favored.

In their most recent matchup, the Avalanche played against the Oilers and won with a score of 3-2. Offensively, the Avalanche couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and one goal in the third. In the game, Colorado managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 43 shots on goal and committed 5 turnovers.

Despite being the underdog, Colorado managed to secure a win against the puck line in the game. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 7.

The St. Louis Blues Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 36-28-3, the Blues are currently in 9th place in the Western Conference and 5th in the Central Division. St. Louis has won four straight games and has gone 6-4 over their last ten games. At home, the Blues have won five straight games and have a record of 21-11-1 for the season.

As the underdog, St. Louis has gone 28-20-3 this season and has won three straight games when not favored. Against Western Conference opponents, the Blues have gone 21-17 this season.

At home this season, the Blues have a puck line record of 22-11 and an average scoring differential of +.4 goals per game. So far, St. Louis has been the underdog in 51 games and has a puck line mark of 32-19 as the underdog.

Overall, the Blues have 22 wins by multiple goals compared to 14 wins by just one goal. In their last ten games at home, the Blues have gone 7-3 against the puck line.

The Blues most recently faced the Ducks at home and achieved a 4-2 win. The first period saw the Blues being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring one time in the second period and three goals in the third. Of St. Louis’ four goals, three came while in power play. They ended the game with 27 shots on goal and had six giveaways.

St. Louis secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game finished with a 6 goals which resulted an a push on the over/under.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Avalanche are averaging 3.7 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 5th in the league. The Colorado offense is ranked 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 10th in the NHL.

The Avalanche’s over/under record this season is 38-28-2. For the season, they have had 38 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Blues Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Blues come in averaging 2.8 goals per game this season, which is 26th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 26th in the league. In terms of the Blues’ offense during power plays, they are 23rd in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.

The Blues’ over/under record this season is 26-34-7. For the season, they have had 43 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.4 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 13th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.

St. Louis Team Defense

The Blues defense is currently 9th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.9 shots per game against St. Louis. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 4 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Blues Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Colorado has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Through their last ten home contests, the Blues offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. St. Louis posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 7-3 ATS.
  • As the betting underdog, the Blues have an puck line record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Avalanche have an puck line record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 4-1.

Avalanche vs Blues Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blues to defeat the Avalanche while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +167, I’m placing a wager on the Blues to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blues winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blues straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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