Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues 11/1/2014 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 10/31/2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Scottrade Center in St. Louis
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The Colorado Avalanche will try to snap their two-game losing streak when they face the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Last season, the Blues were able to beat the Avalanche in three out of their four meetings.
The Avalanche played their best all-around game on Thursday when they shut out the New York Islanders 5-0 at home. They were outshot 40-23 in that win, but their penalty kill stopped the Islanders' power play on all six of their chances with the extra man.
The Avalance haven't had a great start to the season, but their penalty kill has been one of the best in the NHL. Center Matt Duchene has three goals and a team-high nine points, while veteran Alex Tanguay and Gabriel Landeskog lead the team with four goals apiece.
On Thursday, the Blues were able to win their third game in a row when they beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-0 at home. Their star of that game was goaltender Jake Allen, who stopped all 24 of the shots he faced for the shutout.
The Blues are near the top of the league in goals against after giving up just two goals per game in their first nine games. Left wing Jaden Schwartz has had a solid start to the campaign by scoring five goals and assisting on three others. Starting goalie Brian Elliott is 3-2-1 with one shutout and a 1.98 GAA.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
Colorado Avalanche are 3-8-0 Against the Spread
Colorado Avalanche are 3-8-0 against the Over/Under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
St. Louis Blues are 5-4-0 Against the Spread
St. Louis Blues are 2-3-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
10/23/14 D Ryan Wilson Shoulder expected to miss 2-3 weeks
10/06/14 RW Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
10/06/14 LW Patrick Bordeleau Back out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues
10/30/14 C Joakim Lindstrom Infection "?" Saturday vs Colorado
10/30/14 C Paul Stastny Shoulder "?" Saturday vs Colorado
10/30/14 RW T.J. Oshie Concussion out indefinitely
10/30/14 C David Backes Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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