Avalanche Vs Blues: Game 5 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 25, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 24, 2022

Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round at Ball Arena features the Colorado Avalanche and the St. Louis Blues squaring off at 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 25 ET. The Avalanche are ahead in the series 3-1. The Avalanche are set as -270 to win on the moneyline, while the Blues currently have +215 odds to win this matchup. The over/under has been set at 6.5 in this game.

The betting facts in this article reference odds valid as of May 25, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this matchup and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at FanDuel today!

Avalanche Vs Blues Betting Odds

Injury Report as of May 25

Avalanche: Ryan Murray: Out (Hand), Samuel Girard: Out (Sternum), Nico Sturm: Out (Healthy Scratch)

Blues: Torey Krug: Out (Lower Body), Jordan Binnington: Out (Knee), Marco Scandella: Probable (Lower Body), Nathan Walker: Probable (), Calle Rosen: Out (Undisclosed), Scott Perunovich: Out (Undisclosed)

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
Pavel Buchnevich 73 30 45 75 199 8 +29
Jordan Kyrou 74 27 48 75 188 5 +10
Robert Thomas 72 19 56 75 114 3 +16
Ivan Barbashev 81 26 34 60 111 4 +4

Betting Trends

  • The Avalanche have gone 59-23 when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • The Avalanche have an implied moneyline win probability of 73.0% in this matchup.
  • The Blues have been an underdog in 34 games this season, and won 16 (47.1%).
  • Bookmakers have implied, given the moneyline set for this matchup, that the Blues have a 31.7% chance to win.
  • Colorado’s 90 matches this season have finished above this game’s total of 6.5 goals 47 times.
  • St. Louis has played 47 games this season with more than 6.5 goals.
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