Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 4 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 23, 2022

The second-round playoff series between the Avalanche and Blues is heating up as the teams prepare for Game 4 in St. Louis on Monday.

Colorado
56-19-5-2
AT
May 23, 2022, 9:30 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
49-22-8-3
Puckline -1.5 +145
Moneyline -169
Over / Under o +6.5

65%

Betting Action

35%

Puckline +1.5 -174
Moneyline +141
Over / Under u +6.5

65%

Betting Action

35%

St. Louis will be disappointed with their 5-2 loss in Game 3 on Saturday, but even more demoralizing is the loss of goaltender Jordan Binnington for the rest of this second-round playoff series.  Colorado will be looking to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4 on Monday.

The Avalanche are -179 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Avalanche vs. Blues NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

With how high scoring these teams are, it’s a little surprising that Game 3 was the first to hit the Over in this playoff series.  The previous six meetings between the teams dating back to last year’s playoffs all finished above the number.  Colorado has won eight of the last 10 games between the teams, including the last four in St. Louis.

The Avalanche improved to 6-1 in seven playoff games this year, hitting the Over in four of those games.  They’ve also hit the Over in five of their last six trips to St. Louis.  Colorado sits as a -1000 favourite to win the series after opening Game 1 at -400.

The Blues will be looking for a bounce-back win at home, where they’re 8-4 straight up in their last 12 games.  They’ve been a very high scoring team, hitting the Over in seven of their last nine games against Colorado.  St. Louis is a +522 underdog on the series line after opening at +300.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche managed to take the series lead in Game 3, but it came at a cost as defenceman Samuel Girard will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a broken sternum following a heavy hit early in the game.  Artturi Lehkonen scored the eventual game-winner and added an empty netter on Saturday, while Darcy Kuemper made 29 saves.  Logan O’Connor, Gabriel Landeskog and Nazem Kadri also had goals.  Nathan MacKinnon assisted on the Landeskog goal to extend his playoff point streak to seven games.

Kadri and St. Louis defenceman Calle Rosen collided into Binnington in the first period leading to Binnington’s series-ending injury.  Things have heated up significantly since the incident with Kadri receiving threats from fans.  Kadri, who has been suspended three times in the playoffs, was not assessed a penalty on the play.  After the game, while Kadri was being interviewed on television, he said a St. Louis player threw a water bottle at him and he thought it was Binnington.

St. Louis Blues

Colton Parayko and Ryan O’Reilly scored for the Blues in Game 3, with O’Reilly extending his point streak to seven games (7G, 4A).  Binnington made three saves in net before leaving the game with a lower-body injury.  The suspected knee injury will keep the former Stanley Cup winner out of the lineup for the rest of the series.  Ville Husso stopped 19 of 23 shots in relief, but it’s still a big blow to this team.  Husso is 1-3 in the playoffs with a 3.38 goals-against average and .891 save percentage.  Binnington, who took over starting duties in Game 4 of the first-round, is 4-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .949 SV.  He made 51 saves against Colorado in Game 1 and 30 in Game 2.

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