The St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in NHL action at the Ball Arena. The St. Louis Blues need a win after losing 8 of their last 10 games. The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their 4-game winning streak.
The St. Louis Blues are averaging 2.38 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Vladimir Tarasenko leads St. Louis with 4 goals, Brayden Schenn has 9 assists, and Justin Faulk has 42 shots on goal. Defensively, the St. Louis Blues are allowing 3.69 goals per game and are killing 70.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jordan Binnington has allowed 30 goals on 285 shots faced, and Thomas Greiss has given up 13 goals on 129 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.69 goals per game and are scoring on 39 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 10 goals, Nathan MacKinnon has 19 assists and Cale Maker has 35 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.69 goals per game and are killing 72.9 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 24 goals on 314 shots faced, and Pavel Francouz has given up 10 goals on 113 shots.
The Blues are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Avalanche are 63-16 in their last 79 home games and 76-29 in their last 105 overall. The under is 4-1-1 in Blues last 6 road games. The over is 5-0 in Avalanche last 5 Monday games. The Blues are 4-10 in the last 14 meetings in Colorado and 6-18 in the last 24 meetings. The road team is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 40-15 in the last 55 meetings.
The St. Louis Blues just can’t get out of their own way with an offense that can’t score 5 on 5, and they’ve played their worst hockey on the road this season. The Colorado Avalanche are showing signs of being the team we expected to see this season, and they usually don’t lose games they’re supposed to win when they’re playing well. Give me the Avs and the PL for max betting value.