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Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche
14-3-4 November 19, 2013, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 14-5-0

Pepsi Center hosts an NHL battle between the Colorado Avalanche and the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.

This season the Avalanche are 14-5-0 overall while the Blackhawks are 14-3-4. As for the totals, Colorado is 8-11 on the OU, and Chicago is 11-10.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Blackhawks listed earlier today as favorites of -126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Avalanche and the No. 1-ranked Blackhawks, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Chicago was a 5-1 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Chicago at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +225 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 8-ranked offense (3.11 goals per game) against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 22 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 19.3% rate while the Blackhawks have a 73.77% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Chicago at Atlanta, Thursday, November 21st
Colorado at Phoenix, Thursday, November 21st