Avalanche vs. Blues Prediction
Will the Blues stay unbeaten on the new season when they host the Avalanche or will Colorado hand St. Louis its first loss of 2021? The Western Conference foes will meet at 8:00 p.m. ET.
007 Colorado Avalanche (-125) at 008 St. Louis Blues (+105); o/u 6
8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, October 28, 2021
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Darcy Kuemper allowed two goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. Kuemper finished without allowing a goal in either of the final two periods, but a dicey first was enough to do him in, with the veteran netminder surrendering goals to Chandler Stephenson and Reilly Smith before intermission interceded. With the Avalanche offense having issues against Robin Lehner in the opposite crease, Kuemper's early troubles were enough to saddle him with the tough loss. Keegan Kolesar scored on empty net with about 30 seconds remaining in regulation to provide the final margin of victory. Kuemper has now allowed at least two goals in every one of his five starts this season, but at least looks to be settling down after being rocked for five goals against Washington two starts back. The Avalanche will match up with the Blues on Thursday as they try to rebound from Tuesday's narrow defeat.
St. Louis Blues DFS Spin
Jordan Binnington made 32 saves during Saturday's 7-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. Binnington allowed three goals on 35 shots to finish his night with a save percentage of .914. He gave up one goal just over 11 minutes after puck drop, but then kept Los Angeles at bay the entire second period. In the third, Binnington allowed two more goals but the Blues had already built a dominating lead by that point. This was Binnington's fourth consecutive win and his record now sits at 4-0-0 to kick off his year.
Avalanche vs. Blues Leafs Betting Prediction
The home team is 13-6 in the last 19 meetings between these two teams while the Blues are 19-7 in their last 26 games against the Avalanche in St. Louis. The Blues are also 7-2 in their last nine games versus Central opponents, are 5-2 in their last seven games coming off of two rest and are 48-22 in their last 70 games following a win.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS BLUES +105