Stadium: Enterprise Center (St. Louis)
St. Louis have won five straight to start the league. Will Craig Berube’s team pick up their 6th win in a row? The opponents are a powerful Colorado. We’ll pick a few options to bet on at once.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
The success of St. Louis is no surprise
Craig Berube’s team already showed very good offensive hockey last season. But then the Blues were plagued by injuries for the entire championship, plus it was the first year in which St. Louis tried to reformat its game. The first failure was a bust and resulted in a first-round elimination. The start of the new championship does not yet portend such a failure.
By the game with Colorado, which knocked the Blues out of the playoffs last season, St. Louis come into the game with a streak of 5 wins in a row - all of them in regulation time. The Blues’ latest victim was the Los Angeles Kings, whom the Missouri team defeated twice, 7-3 and 3-0.
And Colorado disappoint
The Avalanche are off to an awful start to the championship. Jared Bednar’s team has only two wins over a collapsing Chicago and in a shootout over Tampa. There have been four defeats - all in regulation time with a combined score of 8-18. Ahead of the St. Louis game, Colorado fell short on home ice against a very poorly-contested Vegas, 1-3. So far, it doesn’t look like the Avalanche have drawn any conclusions from their disappointing last season.
Expert Betting Tips
At the beginning of the championship, Colorado does not look like a team to contend for the Stanley Cup. Perhaps the meeting with St. Louis will be a turning point for Jared Bednar’s team. But that’s hard to believe. The Blues, on the other hand, are off to a terrific start. Their attacking, combinational hockey is paying off. Craig Berube’s team will likely upset Colorado for the second time this season.
The prediction is a win for St. Louis.
- W1 for 2.15;
- Handicap 1 (0) for 2.09.