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Chicago Blackhawks take on Avalanche in NHL Betting Odds

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Colorado and Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, with the host Avalanche trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Colorado sat as 114 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2 win for the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Avalanche are 18-17-2 so far on the season. The Chicago Blackhawks, meanwhile, are 21-13-4. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen Colorado go 18-18-1 and the Blackhawks go 13-18-7 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Chicago injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Colorado Avalanche rated this week at No. 13 and the Chicago Blackhawks sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 6-ranked offense (2.86 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.47 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 20.31% rate while the Blackhawks have a 81.48% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 7-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Coyotes. They won as -163 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on Colorado at +159 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
  • Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
  • Colorado is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Colorado's last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games at home
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Ottawa, Sunday, January 3rd
Colorado home to Calgary, Saturday, January 2nd