Blues vs. Avalanche Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 17, 2021
Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 1 Predictions

Score Prediction Avalanche 4 Blues 2

Despite the Blues' recent success against Colorado, is tough to bet against the Avalanche - especially at home when playing at night. Colorado has won 14 straight home games when playing at night. Although the Blues have won two straight against Colorado, both games were in St. Louis while Colorado also won three straight meetings prior.

The Avalanche have scored over their last two games, and have won six straight overall. St. Louis is coming off of a 10 goal game while seeing at least one team score four goals in four of its last five games. The goal total has also failed to go UNDER in three of the last four meetings between both teams.

St. Louis has been able to keep games close against Colorado, if not win. The Blues have covered the +1.5 puck line in four of its last five games against Colorado, which is a rare cheap -122 line. Oddsmakers expect lots of Colorado goals when reding the lines, so feel free to prop bet in the Avs' goal-scoring corner with plus value for consistent threats such as Mikko Rantanen or Nathan MacKinnon.

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 1 Best Bets

  • Colorado First Goal-Win +102
  • OVER 5.5 -110
  • Mikko Rantanen Goal +104
  • Nathan MacKinnon Goal +112

The Colorado Avalanche have gone OVER the goal total in four straight home game after winning the game prior. (AP)

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 1 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Blues +200
  • Avalanche -250
  • Blues (+1.5) -140
  • Avalanche (-1.5) +115
  • Over 5.5 -115
  • Under 5.5 -105

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 1 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Ball Arena
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 10:00 p.m. ET

St. Louis Blues: 27-20-9 SU, 23-33 ATS, 26-28-2 O/U
Colorado Avalanche: 39-13-4 SU, 23-33 ATS, 27-28-1 O/U

St. Louis has seen a road profit this season, winning $17 for bettors this season. Colorado is a profitable home team, winning $368 when playing inside Ball Arena. St. Louis is 15-9-4 when playing on the road this season, while Colorado is 22-4-2 at home.

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Series History

  • 04/26/2021 - Colorado 1 at St. Louis 4 (+1.5) (Under 6)
  • 04/24/2021 - Colorado 3 at St. Louis 5 (+1.5) (Over 6)
  • 04/22/2021 - Colorado 4 (-1.5) at St. Louis 2 (Push 6)

Projected Goalies

St. Louis: Jordan Binnington (18-14, 0 SO, 2.65 GAA, .910 SV%)

Colorado: Philipp Grubauer (30-9, 7 SO, 1.95 GAA, .922 SV%)

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change