this Colorado Avalanche try to regain home field advantage St. Louis Blues Saturday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals playoff series. The series was tied 1-1. The hockey drop at the Enterprise Center is 8 p.m. ET (TNT).Next, let’s take a look Avalanche vs. Blues Game 3 odds and oddslet our experts NHL Draft, Predictions and Betting.
While Colorado dominated the Blues in Game 1, St. Louis changed the script in Game 2 and took it to the Avs. LW David Perron 2 goals scored, G Jordan Binnington Star again as he made 30 saves from 31 shots in the 4-1 victory.
St. Louis did tighten up their anticipation and didn’t allow any of the oddballs to rush into the game. The 31 shots were a far cry from the 54 against Binner in Game 1.
What to watch out for, he’s not on the injury report, but D Kyle Macal Midway through the second game, he was hit hard with his right knee hitting the goal post. He limped away and told his teammates he could leave, but that could swell and stay soft for the rest of the series.
C Nathan McKinnon 2 assists in the series, but he did get pinned by the Blues C Ryan O’Reilly. Makar, McKinnon and RW Miko Rantanen A total of 96 goals were scored in the regular season. They are not in this series. I’d be surprised if one of them didn’t break out in this one.
Blues odds and an avalanche of odds
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- Money line: Avalanche -175 (bet $175 to win $100) | Blues +140 (bet $100 to win $140)
- Against the spread (ATS): Avalanche -1.5 (+133) | Blues +1.5 (-170)
- Up/Down (O/U): 6.5 (O: -122 | U: -102)
Blues’ avalanche anticipates goalkeeper
Darcy Cooper (3-1, 1.98 GAA, .923 SV% – playoffs) Jordan Binnington (4-1, 1.75 GAA, .948 SV% – playoffs)
Kuemper wasn’t bad, but he showed some holes in those two games. He saved 51 of 56 times in the series with an SV% of 0.910. He also had a 3.40 GAA and 0.870 SV% against St. Louis in the regular season. So goalkeeping is one area where Colorado doesn’t have an edge.
Binnington has always been unreal. According to MoneyPuck, he finished fourth with 4.6 goals in the playoffs despite playing as the player ahead of him in about half of the games. The only goal he gave up in Game 2 was in the strong game, and he really hasn’t let go of a weak goal in this series.
Avalanche selections and predictions for the Blues
Blues 3, Avalanche 2
Avs is a favorite on the road here. No one is going to argue that Colorado doesn’t have the highest-end talent, but St. Louis has 4-line talent with Stanley Cup-winning experience.
There will also be a raucous corporate centre behind the Blues. Avalanche aren’t just divisional rivals — they’re owned by the villainous Stan Kroenke, who dubiously moved the NFL’s Rams from St. Louis to Los Angeles. Crowds will be set on fire.
We say Game 2 is either Colorado narrowly wins or St. Louis can steal. The same goes for the third game. It would be a close win for St. Louis, or the Avs might steal it.Considering how well Binnington played, we’ll put the value and Thin Blues (+140).
The hockey lines are not attractive here. There is no point in paying -175 for an insurance target if the Blues are defeated.Conversely, if you feel an improvement in the hockey game and a continued advantage between the pipes, tap Continue Regulatory Blues (+205). St. Louis has been a terrible overtime team all season, so if it’s going to win, it probably has to be regulated anyway.
With these two powerful offensive tools, you live in a dangerous underground. However, both games cashed the Under ticket, with St. Louis having 3 Unders in a row. Tap here, but until these goalkeepers really start leaking, Lean below 6.5 (-102).
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