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St. Louis vs. Colorado Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 19, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
NHL Expert

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 2 Predictions

Score Prediction Avalanche 4 Blues 2

Game 1 saw the Colorado First Goal and Win market hit for +102, as that same market is now -109 for Game 2. Clearly, oddsmakers like the idea of Colorado failing to trail in Game 2 at home. Why would they, they're the better team and playing inside a venue where they have won 15 straight games at night.

Perhaps it's not crazy to think St. Louis jumps on Colorado early though, eager to start strong against a tough Avalanche team. Instead of taking expensive Colorado money-lines (-300 in Game 2) or giving in to the idea Colorado repeats a first goal and win in Game 2 at minus-value, consider St. Louis getting the game's first goal.

Colorado should win Game 2, regardless of who leads the game first, so consider St. Louis to lead the game (at any time) but still lose on the road. That has insanely kind odds to occur and worth the risk. You can also consider the Blues to win the second period, something they have done in five of six as underdogs - also allowing the Avalanche wiggle room to still win SU if needed.

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 2 Best Bets

  • Colorado Trails & Wins +425
  • Mikko Rantanen Goal +115
  • OVER 2 2P +125
  • St. Louis 2P ML +188

The Colorado Avalanche have gone OVER 2.5 Period 2 goals in five straight games when playing on a Wednesday. (AP)

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 2 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Blues +240
  • Avalanche -350
  • Blues (+1.5) -105
  • Avalanche (-1.5) -115
  • Over 5.5 -110
  • Under 5.5 -110

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 2 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Ball Arena
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • TV-Time: CNBC - 10:30 p.m. ET

St. Louis Blues: 27-21-9 SU, 23-34 ATS, 26-29-2 O/U
Colorado Avalanche: 40-13-4 SU, 24-33 ATS, 27-29-1 O/U

St. Louis has lost bettors -$83 when playing on the road this season. The Blues are 15-10-4 when playing on the road this season. The Avalanche have made bettors nearly $400 when playing inside Ball Arena this season (+$396). Colorado enters with a 23-4-2 home record.

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche Series History

  • 05/17/2021 - St. Louis 1 at Colorado 4 (-1.5) (Under 5.5)
  • 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)

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

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