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Blackhawks face Colorado Avalanche: NHL odds preview and stats

Chicago BlackhawksColorado Avalanche
March 18, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

23-2-3TEAM RECORD10-13-4

The Colorado Avalanche battle the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in NHL betting action at Pepsi Center.

This season the Avalanche are 10-13-4 overall while the Blackhawks are 23-2-3. As for the totals, Colorado is 10-14-3 on the OU, and Chicago is 10-17-1.

View Chicago vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Avalanche as +129 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 27 (Avalanche) and the No. 1 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 14.8% rate while the Blackhawks have a 83% rate on the penalty kill.

The Blackhawks were a 8-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -137 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Wild at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Wild at +100 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Blackhawks at Avalanche trends to consider:
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Chicago is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chicago's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Chicago
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Anaheim, Wednesday, March 20
Colorado home to Dallas, Wednesday, March 20