Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues odds, picks and betting tips
The Colorado Avalanche (7-0-1) travel to St. Louis to face the Blues (3-2-3) Monday at Enterprise Center for an 8 p.m. ET puck drop. Below is a breakdown of the Avalanche-Blues gambling odds with sports betting tips on the moneyline, spread and Over/Under, along with suggested bets.
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Colorado continues to soldier on a six-game road trip and faces a familiar foe in St. Louis. The Avalanche thumped the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 Saturday behind a Tyson Jost hat trick.
The Blues fell flat Saturday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 home decision to the Montreal Canadiens. They look to bounce back against Colorado.
Avalanche at Blues: Projected starting goalies
Philipp Grubauer vs. Jordan Binnington
Grubauer is 5-0-1 with a .919 save percentage (stopping 193 of 210 shots) and a 2.79 goals-against average in six games. Colorado allows over 36 shots a game and nearly 37 per 60 in Grubauer’s starts. He has five quality starts on the season. His last start was a 40-save effort in a 5-4 OT win over Florida Friday.
Binnington is learning the realities of life after winning the Stanley Cup. He has a 2.93 GAA and a .909 SV%. The goalie sees about 32.5 shots per 60 in his starts. High-danger chances are up by 15% over last season as well.
Avalanche at Blues: By the numbers
- St. Louis swept all four meetings last season.
- The O/U was 1-3 last season and yet St. Louis scored 3+ goals in every meeting.
- St. Louis is 2-6 ATS and 4-4 on the over this season. Colorado is 7-1 ATS and has seen the over connect in six of its eight games.
- RW Mikko Rantanen leads the Avalanche in points (11) and goals (five). C Nathan MacKinnon also has 11 points.
- C Brayden Schenn leads the Blues in points (8) and goals (5).
- Colorado is shooting at a league-high 14% in the early going.
- The Colorado power play comes in 15th at 20%; the St. Louis man advantage is just 18th at 18.2%.
- The Avalanche rank sixth on the penalty kill at 87%, while the Blues are 7th at 86.4%
Avalanche at Blues: Odds, picks and betting tips
Odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Moneyline : The BLUES (-139) are the contrarian play here based on matchup and the law of averages. Colorado has not lost a game in regulation but tonight could be a first.
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Spread : This is one to stay away from. Three of the four meetings last season were one-goal contests. The Blues are -1.5, +190; the Avs are +1.5, -239.
Over/Under : The UNDER5.5 ( +115) is worth a small wager on a gamble that Colorado at some point stops scoring. The Blues held the Av to seven goals in four meetings in 2018-19.
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