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May 22, 2021

Avalanche vs. Blues Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 23, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com



Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 Predictions

Score Prediction Avalanche 6 Blues 2

It's hard not to see the Avalanche get the sweep in Game 4, as there are a few options to consider Colorado winning without paying a heavy price for the ML. Colorado has yet to trail against St. Louis, so there is value in Colorado scoring the game's first goal and winning at +115. There is the possibility St. Louis scores first due to desperation, but it's unlikely the Blues win regardless of who scores first.

Colorado to trail by a goal but still win has a tremendous value at +440. Consider either market if you fancy Colorado winning Game 4, which they should. You should only consider both bets to hedge if making a third bet you are comfortable with, otherwise only take one of the two. The Avalanche are also worth a futures bet to win Lorde Stanley, clearly the deepest group of skaters with a solid goalie tending the net.

This game should see Colorado be the first team to officially complete a postseason sweep this season, which can be wagered for great value as explained above rather than an expensive ML. If you decide to take the first goal wager over the trails but wins wager, keep in mind that if St. Louis scores first then Colorado will present a cheap live bet to take straight up.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 Best Bets

  • Colorado First Goal-Win +115
  • Colorado Trails-Win +440
  • Colorado (-1.5) +115
  • Brandon Saad Goal +235

The Colorado Avalanche have outscored the St. Louis Blues 15-5 through the first three games of their playoff series. (AP)

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Avalanche -250
  • Blues +195
  • Avalanche (-1.5) +110
  • Blues (+1.5) -135
  • Over 5.5 -120
  • Under 5.5 +100

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Enterprise Center
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 5:00 p.m. ET

Colorado Avalanche: 42-13-4 SU, 26-33 ATS, 29-29-1 O/U
St. Louis Blues: 27-23-9 SU, 23-36 ATS, 28-29-2 O/U

Despite winning Game 3, Colorado has lost bettors -$142 when playing away from Denver. The Avs have an 18-9-2 record on the road this season. St. Louis does worse at home than Colorado does on the road. The Blues have lost bettors -$580 when playing at home this season. St. Louis is 12-12-5 at home.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Series History

  • 05/21/2021 - Colorado 5 (-1.5) at St. Louis 1 (Over 5.5)
  • 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)

Projected Goalies

Colorado: Philipp Grubauer (30-9, 7 SO, 1.95 GA, .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


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