Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues Game 6 Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated May 26, 2022

After staving off elimination with a comeback overtime victory in Game 5, the St. Louis Blues will be riding a high as they travel home to host the Colorado Avalanche for Game 6 on Friday.

Colorado
56-19-5-2
AT
May 27, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
Enterprise Center
St. Louis
49-22-8-3
Puckline -1.5 +137
Moneyline -173
Over / Under o +6.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

Puckline +1.5 -165
Moneyline +144
Over / Under u +6.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

Just when you thought things were over for the Blues, this series has life.  Now trailing 3-2 to the Avalanche, St. Louis has a chance to push this Western Conference semifinal to a decisive Game 7 with a win at home in Game 6 on Friday.

Colorado is a -176 favourite to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.5.

Avalanche vs. Blues NHL Playoffs Betting Odds

The road warrior trend continued between the Blues and Avs in Game 5.  The visiting team has won eight of the last 10 games, including four straight in this playoff series.  The total has been equally as consistent, with the Over hitting in eight of the last 10 games, including three of five in the postseason.

Despite the setback in Game 5, Colorado is likely still feeling fairly confident as they have won their last five games in St. Louis and have won nine of their last 11 against the Blues overall.  This has been a high scoring team all year, so it’s not surprising to see the total has gone Over in five of their last seven games overall and four of their last five on the road.  The Avs currently sit as -909 favourites to win the series.

It’s do-or-die for the Blues on Friday, although it’s a little concerning to see they’ve dropped five of their last seven home games.  They’re another high scoring team, with the total going Over in their last five games against the Avalanche and 10 of their last 15 home games.  St. Louis is a +496 underdog on the series line.

Colorado Avalanche

A monster performance from Nathan MacKinnon in Game 5 was ultimately squandered as Colorado suffered a rare home loss.  MacKinnon had four points, including a hat trick which was capped off by a highlight reel end-to-end goal.  Those were the first three goals of the series for MacKinnon.  The Nova Scotia native now has 82 career playoff points, the third-most in franchise history.  For this year’s playoff run, MacKinnon (8G-5A) and Cale Makar (3G, 10A) are tied with a team-high 13 points each.  They’re currently the top two favourites to win the Conn Smythe.

Gabriel Landeskog‘s second period goal put the Avs ahead 3-0 on Wednesday, but they were outscored 5-1 through the second half of the game.  Darcy Kuemper made 25 saves on 30 shots.  One thing the Avalanche can count on for Game 6 is solid depth scoring as the team has had eight different skaters score game-winning goals in this year’s playoffs.  Colorado has two more chances to break a three-year streak of being eliminated in the second-round of the playoffs.

St. Louis Blues

Fourth-line centre Tyler Bozak was the overtime hero in Game 5, scoring his second goal of the playoffs just under four minutes into the extra frame.  Robert Thomas had two goals in regulation, while Vladimir Tarasenko and Jordan Kyrou each scored once.  Ville Husso stopped 30 of 34 shots faced.  The Blues rallied late on Wednesday, with Thomas tying the game with 56 seconds left in the third period.  It was the latest game-tying goal ever for St. Louis when facing elimination, according to NHL Stats.  Defenceman Nick Leddy had three assists in the game.

Defenceman Torey Krug has once again been ruled out for Game 6 and head coach Craig Berube said he likely won’t be ready if there is a Game 7.  Krug hasn’t played since Game 3 of the first-round against Minnesota due to a lower-body injury.  The Blues have successfully rallied from a 3-1 series deficit twice in franchise history, against Phoenix in 1999 and Detroit in 1991.

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