Avalanche vs. Blues Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 21, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Predictions

Score Prediction Avalanche 5 Blues 4

Colorado looks to be the best team in this year's Stanley Cup Playoffs, and although the Blues have won their last two home games against the Avs this will be a difficult win for St. Louis. Colorado's ML is far too expensive, so consider other markets for plus-value.

Colorado has gone OVER the goal total in three of its last four games, scoring four or more goals in four straight games. However, keep in mind that the OVER has also failed to hit in three of the last four meetings.

What's recommended isn't the goal total going OVER, but rather going OVER 1.5 goals in the first period. St. Louis knows it needs to score earlier to stand a chance against the high-octane offense in Denver, so expect two goals early in this one. Also, OVER 1.5 first period goals has hit in seven of the last eight meetings between both teams.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Best Bets

  • OVER 1.5 1P -120
  • Mike Hoffman Goal +295
  • Joonas Donskoi Goal +180

The St. Louis Blues have covered the puck line in five of their last six games when playing inside Enterprise Center. (AP)

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Avalanche -250
  • Blues +190
  • Avalanche (-1.5) +110
  • Blues (+1.5) -135
  • Over 5.5 -110
  • Under 5.5 -110

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Enterprise Center
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • TV-Time: USA - 9:30 p.m. ET

Colorado Avalanche: 41-13-4 SU, 25-33 ATS, 28-29-1 O/U
St. Louis Blues: 27-22-9 SU, 23-25 ATS, 27-29-2 O/U

Colorado has actually lost bettors money on the road this season by losing -$185. The Avalanche are 17-9-2 when playing away from Ball Arena this season. St. Louis has lost bettors a substantial amount of money when playing at home, dropping -$480 inside the Enterprise Center. The Blues are 12-11-5 when playing at home.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 3 Series History

  • 05/19/2021 - St. Louis 3 at Colorado 6 (-1.5) (Over 5.5)
  • 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)

Projected Goalies

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

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

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change