Avalanche Vs Blues: Game 2 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 19, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 18, 2022

The Colorado Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Ball Arena on Thursday, May 19, beginning at 9:30 PM ET on TNT. The Avalanche lead 1-0 in the series. Oddsmakers give the Blues +200 odds to pick up a win and list the Avalanche at -255 on the moneyline for this matchup. The total is 6.5 in this matchup.

The betting insights in the article below reflect odds as of May 19, 2022 at 9:12 PM ET. See below for a table with the latest odds for this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Avalanche Vs Blues Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 19

Avalanche: Ryan Murray: Out (Hand)

Blues: Torey Krug: Out (Lower Body), Marco Scandella: Doubtful (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 a 57-22 record when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Avalanche have a 71.8% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • The Blues have been an underdog in 31 games this season, and won 15 (48.4%).
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 33.3% chance of victory for the Blues.
  • In 45 of 87 matches this season, Colorado and its opponent have combined to finish above 6.5 goals.
  • St. Louis has played 45 games this season that finished with more than 6.5 goals.
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