Blues vs. Avalanche NHL Odds and Preview – April 26th, 2022

All of a sudden, the Colorado Avalanche are in freefall mode. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues are surging and are still fighting for the second-best record in the Central Division against the Minnesota Wild. With only a few games left before the end of the regular season, which team will end Tuesday on a high note when the action begins in Mile High?

Nitrobetting is ready to dish out some slick assists to get bets into the back of the net. This time, let’s break down the upcoming matchup between the St. Louis Blues and the Colorado Avalanche. Be sure to be on the lookout for updated NHL odds and lines out our online Bitcoin sportsbook before placing your bets.

Blues vs. Avalanche Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: Ball Arena, Denver, CO
  • TV: ESPN, SN360, TVAS
  • Radio: KSMO 1340 AM (Blues) // Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM (Avalanche)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Blues (+145) / Avalanche (+226)

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Why Bet on the St. Louis Blues?

There’s no stopping the St. Louis Blues, who’ve won three consecutive games after their 6-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. The Blues are 12-2 in the month of April and are still in a battle with the Minnesota Wild for home-ice advantage in their upcoming first-round playoff series.

Star veteran Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal and assisted on another against the Ducks as St. Louis’ third-ranked offense (3.78 goals per game) was in full force yet again. The team has scored five or more goals in eight of its last 12 victories and their only two losses this month were both decided in overtime.

The Blues are as balanced a team as it gets, also ranking 10th in the NHL with an average of 2.84 goals allowed per contest. They’re also terrific with the upper hand having a 26.5 power-play percentage (second in the league) and will be itching to knock the division-leading Avalanche another peg or two in their final regular-season meeting this Tuesday.

Why Bet on the Colorado Avalanche?

On one hand, a four-game losing streak is not a good look for the Colorado Avalanche, who are still in the running for the Presidents’ Trophy for the best overall record in the NHL this season. On the other hand, they have a sizeable seven-point lead for the best record in the West to pretty much have locked up a home-ice advantage before a possible trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

Sunday’s 4-1 defeat to the Winnipeg Jets was just as concerning as the 6-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers days prior. Colorado’s been outscored by a combined 10-4 margin by Edmonton and Winnipeg compared to just a pair of one-goal losses to Washington and Seattle to kick-start their skid.

Nevertheless, the Avs know the Blues better than the majority of teams in the league. They also possess a top-10 offense (3.77 goals per game) and defense (2.80 averaged goals allowed) that has led them to the summit of the Western Conference and remain a perennial contender for the Stanley Cup for the better part of the past half-decade.

Blues vs. Avalanche Betting Trends

  • The Blues have won each of the last seven road games.
  • The Blues are 6-3 as road dogs this calendar year.
  • The totals went over in four of St. Louis’ last five games away from The Lou.
  • The Avalanche are 6-1 in the last seven home games.
  • The Avs are 10-4 against the Blues since the 2021 season.
  • The totals went over in all five of the most recent meetings between Colorado at St. Louis.

Blues vs. Avalanche Expert Betting Predictions

Despite being the road underdogs, the Blues have things working their way moreso than the Avalanche. Then again, the Avs know better than to give a lackluster effort against their division rivals, which could mean that Colorado’s brief downward spiral could come to an end in Tuesday’s matchup at Ball Arena, where they’ve been nigh-unstoppable this whole season with an NHL-best 31-5-3 home record.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.