Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview


Colorado Avalanche

Chicago Blackhawks
23-10-3 December 27, 2013, 08:00 PM | United Center 26-7-6



Colorado pays a visit to Chicago on Friday, hoping to shut down the Blackhawks snipers in hockey action at United Center.

Supporters of the Avalanche have seen them go 23-10-3 so far this season, while the Blackhawks are at 26-7-6. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 22-17, while the Avalanche are 15-19-2.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Blackhawks in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -190 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Blackhawks) and the No. 23 (Avalanche) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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Colorado was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Sharks. They lost as +166 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Devils on December 23. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.72 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.44 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 23.88% while the Avalanche defense kills off 80.36% of their penalties.

A few Avalanche at Blackhawks trends to consider:
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chicago's last 23 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games at home


Next up:
Colorado home to Atlanta, Sunday, December 29th
Chicago at St. Louis, Saturday, December 28th
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