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Blues vs. Avalanche Prediction and Odds for Game 2 (Opening Game Was Not Sign of Things to Come)

Iain MacMillan
The Blues and Avalanche will face-off in Game 2 of their series on Thursday night.
The Blues and Avalanche will face-off in Game 2 of their series on Thursday night. / Matthew Stockman/GettyImages
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The St. Louis Blues pushed the Colorado Avalanche to the brink in Game 1, forcing overtime before eventually falling by a final score of 3-2.

The two teams will face-off in Game 2 on Thursday night. Will we see a similar outcome?

Let's dive into the odds for the game, courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook.

Blues vs. Avalanche Odds and Total

Moneyline:

  • Blues +195
  • Avalanche -245

Puck line:

  • Blues +1.5 (-125)
  • Avalanche -1.5 (+105)

Total:

  • 6.5 (Over -125/Under +105)

Blues vs. Avalanche Betting Trends

  • Blues are 14-6 in their last 20 games.
  • Avalanche are 7-1 in last eight games vs. Blues.
  • The OVER is 13-4 in Blues' last 17 road games.
  • Avalanche are 5-0 in the 2022 playoffs.
  • Avalanche are 10-2 in last 12 home games.

Blues vs. Avalanche Prediction and Pick

The Blues were massively outplayed in Game 1, but I'm not going to lose faith in betting on them as huge underdogs in this series. That was as bad of a performance as you'll see from St. Louis, and the Blues still managed to force overtime.

They'll get out-performed in between the blue lines, but sharp shooting and strong goaltending will keep them in any game they play in.

Should the Avalanche be favored? Absolutely. Should they be -245 favorites against the best shooting team in the NHL? Absolutely not.

Jordan Binnington is going to continue to play fantastic in net for the Blues, and if they can get a few more high quality scoring opportunities in Game 2, they can hang with Colorado. They certainly have value at just under 2/1.

Pick: Blues +200


You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.

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