St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/26/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
TV: Altitude Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+140) Avalanche (-167)
The Colorado Avalanche (55-18-6) will go up against the St. Louis Blues (49-20-11) at Ball Arena on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Blues at +140 and the Avalanche open at -167. The over/under comes in at 6.
The St. Louis Blues will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-3 win against the Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. St. Louis compiled 2 minutes in the box for this game. The Blues had a solid offensive output in the win. They also had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score a goal. In the outing, they tallied a score on 6 of the 37 shots they tried.
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Pertaining to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have notched 302 goals (3rd in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have conceded 227. For the current season, they have tallied 109 points and their points percentage sits at .681. St. Louis has accumulated 234 power play opportunities and they have notched 62 goals during those chances, giving them a rate of 26.50%. While playing at even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 193 goals while scoring 240 themselves. St. Louis has tried 2,442 shots and holds a shot percentage of 12.4%. The Blues have had 2,512 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 215 power play opportunities (25th in professional hockey) and have scored 34 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Ville Husso. The opposition has scored 143 goals against Husso in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.68. Husso has been involved in 56 contests during his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .913 in his 3,200 mins guarding the cage. He has accumulated an overall record of 34-12-7 and he was named the starter in 52 games. Over the course of his career, Husso has recorded 30 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .577. Husso has seen 1,652 shots taken against him and he has 1,509 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, Colorado faced off against the Jets in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up taking the loss by a tally of 4-1. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Avalanche converted 1 goal of the 31 shots on goal they took.
For the year, the Colorado Avalanche have a total of 298 goals, 116 points, in addition to a points percentage of .734. They have permitted 221 goals to be scored by way of 175 goals at even strength and 46 goals while they were shorthanded. The Avalanche have racked up 232 goals at even strength and 66 goals (1st in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 266 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 24.81%. Colorado has taken 2,766 shots (6th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.77%, while allowing their opponents 2,534 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 79.37% on their oppositions 223 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 91.3%.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper defending the goal. He has recorded 7,724 stops out of 8,415 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .918. Kuemper has amassed a lifetime record of 142-95-35 and has played in 297 games. He got the starting nod in 280 games and has played for a total of 16,734 mins. Kuemper's quality start rate comes out to 56.8% and he has earned 159 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.48 goals per contest and he has conceded 691 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-167)
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