Blackhawks face Colorado Avalanche: NHL odds preview and stats
Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds
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.
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.
This game matches up the No. 27 (Avalanche) and the No. 1 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
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
Chicago at Anaheim, Wednesday, March 20
Colorado home to Dallas, Wednesday, March 20