Free NHL Picks: Take the Blues Moneyline vs. Avalanche

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, December 13, 2014 3:27 PM GMT

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 3:27 PM GMT

In this NHL betting preview article we’ll break down the handicapping particulars in the game between St. Louis and Colorado. Join us in reading this revealing analysis, and it culminates with a magnificent 54-12 NHL money line betting system which is applicable to this contest.

Central Division Showdown in “The Mile High City”
The Avalanche will play host to the Blues tonight at the Pepsi Center in Denver with the opening face-off slated for 10:05 PM ET. According to the NHL betting odds at 5Dimes, the St. Louis Blues are a -146 money line favorite, and the posted total is 5.5. The Blues have won 4 of 5 versus the Avalanches since the start of the 2013-2014 NHL campaign, and that includes a 3-2 home win on November 1st in their only meeting of this season.

 

Blues Continue to Roll
The St. Louis Blues enter tonight having won the last 3 and 7 of their last 10-games. They’ve gone over the total in each of their previous 4, and haven’t gone under the total in 11 consecutive games. As a matter of fact, the Blues have gone under the total in just 6 of their first 29-games (20.6%) of the season. The rookie Jake Allen is slated to be in goal tonight for the Blues, and he’s gone 10-3 in 13-starts this season, and that includes 5-2 on the road with a solid .918 save percentage.

 

It’s been a Struggle for Defending Central Division Champs
The Colorado Avalanche was the surprise team in the NHL a season ago. They shocked everyone associated with the game by winning the Central Division title over powerful teams such as the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues. However, this season has been the polar opposite. The Avalanche enters tonight’s game having gone an extremely disappointing 10-19 against the money line on the season. Colorado has gone over the total in 5 of the last 6, and 7 of their last 9-games overall. The Avalanche is slated to have Calvin Pickard in goal tonight. Pickard has gone 2-4 in 6-starts this season, but has compiled a very good .926 save percentage during that time.

 

NHL Betting System
The St. Louis Blues are coming off home wins by the scores of 6-3 and 4-2 in their previous 2-games. Colorado is coming off a 4-3 home win versus the Winnipeg Jets in their previous game. These results help to create an outstanding money line betting system, and it played a vital role in making one of my NHL picks for today.

Any money line favorite (Blues), coming off home wins by 2-goals or more in each of their previous 2-games, versus an opponent (Avalanche) coming off a home 1-goal win, has seen that favorite go 54-12 (81.8%) since 1996.

Free NHL Pick: Blues -146 over the Avalanche at BetOnline

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