St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+195) Avalanche (-245)
The St. Louis Blues are headed to Ball Arena on Tuesday where they will try to beat the Colorado Avalanche in Game 1 of their series. The odds on this game have the Blues at +195 and the Avalanche are priced at -245. The over/under is 7.
The St. Louis Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-1 win against the Wild in their previous outing. The Blues played really well in this victory. In the game, they scored on 5 of the 27 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 6 power play opportunities and were able to score 2 goals. St. Louis had 12 mins in the box in this game.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have amassed 220 power play tries (26th in the NHL) and have a total of 35 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 2,591 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .908. St. Louis has taken 2,492 shots and has a shot percentage of 12.4%. While at even strength, the Blues have allowed 204 goals while earning 244 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis has tallied 241 power play chances and they have notched 65 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 26.97%. For the current season, they have earned 109 points and their points percentage is sitting at .665. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 309 goals (3rd in hockey) for the year and have surrendered 239.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ville Husso. Husso has been in goal for 57 contests throughout his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 34-13-7 and he was named the starter in 53 games. The opposition has racked up 149 goals versus Husso in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.74. Husso has seen 1,696 shot attempts against him and has amassed 1,547 saves. His save percentage currently is at .912 in his 3,258 minutes guarding the cage. Over the course of his time in hockey, Husso has accrued 30 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .566.
The last time they were on the ice, Colorado went up against the Predators in a game where the Avalanche took home the victory by a final score of 5-3. They had 2 power play chances in this matchup and converted 1 goal out of those attempts. The Avalanche netted 5 goals of the 38 shots on goal they tried.
The Avalanche have earned 241 goals at even strength and 67 goals (1st in the NHL) while on the power play. Colorado has tried 2,874 shots (4th in professional hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.72%, while allowing the other team 2,625 shots. On the year, the Colorado Avalanche are sitting with 308 goals, 119 points, in addition to a points percentage of .726. They have earned 279 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 24.01%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.66% on their oppositions 236 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have granted a total of 232 goals to be scored by of a combination of 184 goals at even strength and 48 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in net. His opponents are averaging 2.48 goals per game and he has relinquished 698 goals overall. Kuemper's rate of quality starts comes out to 56.4% and he has qualified for 159 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 282 contests and has played for a total of 16,859 mins. Kuemper is the owner of a career mark of 143-95-36 and has participated in 299 games. He has a tally of 7,786 stops out of 8,484 shots taken, giving him a save % of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-245)
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