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NHL Pick: Colorado Avalanche at St Louis Blues

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The Colorado Avalanche are in St Louis tonight where they take on division rivals the St Louis Blues. The Avalanche have played the Blues well this season winning all 3 meetings so far. This has been a fairly tight low scoring match-up over the years going over the total just 3 times in the last 20 meetings.

Head to Head Trends

Under is 13-3-4 in the last 20 meetings.
Avalanche are 3-0 this season.

St Louis Blues (-230)

The St Louis Blues are tied for 1st in the Central Division with the Dallas Stars both with 99 points. The Blues are probably the hottest team in the league right now winning 10 of their last 12 games including shutting out their opponent in their last 4 straight games.

The Blues results of late have been kind of lets say odd. The Blues haven’t allowed a single goal in their last 4 games but the 2 games before that they allowed 13 goals so it’s like a stat or trend correction although I wonder if it’s an over correction and a few bounces might go against the Blues tonight.

St Louis Blues Trends

Blues are 4-0 in their last 4 overall.
Blues are 42-19 in their last 61 games playing on 2 days rest.

Colorado Avalanche (+210)

The Colorado Avalanche are 6th in the Central Division with 82 points 17 points out of 1st place but just 3 points back of the Minnesota Wild for the final playoff spot in the West so this would be a big win for the Ave’s tonight.

The Avalanche have been playing fairly well of late winning 6 of their last 9 games but they’re gonna have to pick it up a little bit more if they want to have a shot at a playoff spot. The Avalanche’s numbers aren’t really all that great but they are actually one of the best road teams in the league with a 22-16 record which is very similar to the Blues 22-15 home record.

Colorado Avalanche Trends

Avalanche are 7-1 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Avalanche are 12-4 in their last 16 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.


I’m actually going with the Colorado Avalanche over the Blues in this one. The Avalanche and Blues tend to play close games in general so I think getting the Ave’s at +210 offers some nice value plus I think the Blues might be due for a loss tonight.

Free Pick: Colorado Avalanche +210 


Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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