Avalanche Vs Blues: Game 1 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 17, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 17, 2022

Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Tuesday, May 17 will see the Colorado Avalanche hosting the St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena at 9:30 PM ET. The latest betting lines show that the Blues are +185 on the moneyline and the Avalanche are -230 to win this matchup. The total has been set at 6.5 in this matchup.

The betting trends in the article below reflect odds as of May 17, 2022 at 9:12 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this game and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Avalanche Vs Blues Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 17

Avalanche: Ryan Murray: Out (Hand), Darcy Kuemper: Probable (Eye), Andrew Cogliano: Probable (Upper Body)

Blues: Torey Krug: Out (Lower Body), Marco Scandella: Questionable (Lower Body)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Avalanche
Total Pick Over (6.5)
Spread Pick Blues (+1.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Avalanche Vs Blues Team Stats

Avalanche Avg. (Rank) Blues Avg. (Rank)
3.77 (4th) Goals Scored 3.78 (3rd)
2.84 (8th) Goals Allowed 2.91 (11th)
35.0 (4th) Shots 30.3 (18th)
31.9 (18th) Shots Allowed 31.6 (16th)

Avalanche Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Mikko Rantanen 75 35 57 92 253 15 +35
Nathan MacKinnon 65 32 57 89 299 7 +22
Nazem Kadri 71 28 59 87 247 8 +13
Cale Makar 77 28 58 86 240 9 +48
Gabriel Landeskog 51 30 30 60 150 7 +28

Blues Key Players

Name GP GOALS ASST PTS SHOTS PP GOALS PLUS/MINUS
Vladimir Tarasenko 75 34 47 81 230 5 +6
Jordan Kyrou 74 27 48 75 188 5 +10
Robert Thomas 72 19 56 75 114 3 +16
Pavel Buchnevich 73 30 45 75 199 8 +29
Ivan Barbashev 81 26 34 60 111 4 +4

Betting Trends

  • The Avalanche have put together a 56-22 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Avalanche’s implied win probability is 69.7%.
  • This season the Blues have been an underdog 30 times, and won 15, or 50.0%, of those games.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 35.1% chance of victory for the Blues.
  • Colorado’s 86 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6.5 goals 45 times.
  • St. Louis has played 45 games this season with more than 6.5 goals.
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