Blues vs. Avalanche NHL Prediction

Blues vs. Avalanche, 4/2/21 NHL Predictions & Betting Odds

Following a four-night break, the Blues will look to right the ship on Friday night when they take on the Avalanche at 9:00 p.m. ET. Is the total of 5.5 set too low?

Game Snapshot

065 St. Louis Blues (+195) at 066 Colorado Avalanche (-227); o/u 5.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 2, 2021

Venue: Ball Arena, Denver, CO

St. Louis Blues DFS Spin

Jordan Binnington blocked 21 of 24 shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Anaheim on Sunday. Binnington and the Blues had a 2-0 lead after the first period, but they were unable to hold on to end their winless skid. He went 0-3-1 this week to drop his record to 10-10-5 on the season.

Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin

Nathan MacKinnon has been fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct on Arizona’s Conor Garland. MacKinnon and Garland were involved in a bit of wrestling match late in the third period of Colorado's 9-3 win over the Coyotes on Wednesday night. MacKinnon picked up Garland's helmet and tossed it at him, which resulted in the maximum allowable fine under the terms of the CBA. He also picked up 14 penalty minutes on the play and finished the match with two assists.

Blues vs. Avalanche NHL Prediction

The over is 5-1-1 in the Blues’ last seven games as an underdog and 5-1-1 in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the over is 8-1 in the Avalanche’s last nine games overall, is 6-1 in their last seven home games and has cashed in seven of their last eight games playing on one day of rest.

NHL PREDICTION: BLUES/AVALANCHE OVER 5.5

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