Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Blackhawks and Avalanche. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Avalanche at Ball Arena in Denver, CO. Get ready to place your bets! This Central division matchup has an over/under of 6 goals, and the Avalanche are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Blackhawks.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS VS COLORADO AVALANCHE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5

This game will be played at Ball Arena at 9:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE COLORADO AVALANCHE:

  • In spite of being 1.5 goal underdogs, we anticipate the Blackhawks winning this one 4-3.
  • We like the Blackhawks on the moneyline (+348)
  • The Blackhawks are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Will the Blackhawks Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

On the year, the Blackhawks have struggled mightily, posting a record of 15-41-5. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 16th place and sit 8th in the Central Division. Away from home, Chicago has lost 11 straight games and are just 4-24-1 on the year.

Over their last ten games, the Blackhawks have gone just 1-9 and have dropped their last two games. As the underdog this season, Chicago has gone 14-40-5 and has lost two straight games when not favored.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 27-34 this season and have gone 1-2 against the puck line in their last three games. So far, the Blackhawks have had five wins by multiple goals compared to their 33 losses by more than one goal.

As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line record of 27-32, and their average scoring margin when in that role is at -1.5 goals per contest. The Blackhawks have gone just 2-8 against the puck line in their last ten games on the road.

For the season, Chicago’s games have finished with an average of 5.6 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.1. Overall, the Blackhawks have an over/under record of 23-36-2.

Through their last three road games, Chicago has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 1 goals per game.

Offensively, the Blackhawks come into the game at 2 goals per contest placing 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. In terms of the Blackhawks’ offense during power plays, they are 32nd in power play goals and 25th in shorthanded goals.

Chicago’s current leading scorer is Connor Bedard. This season, he has 17 goals, which puts him 107th in the NHL. Bedard also comes into the game with 24 assists.

Colorado defense takes on the Blackhawks ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 18th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Colorado, goalie Petr Mrazek has started 40 games in this season. His current record is 13-23, and his save percentage stands at 0.954%.

Will Colorado Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, the Avalanche have been dominant with a 23-6-0 record. In the Western Conference, Colorado is in 4th place with 79 points and a 37-20-5 record. Against other teams in the West, the Avalanche have gone 24-12.

Over their last ten games, Colorado has gone 5-5. When favored this season, the Avalanche have gone 34-14-5. Against Central Division opponents, Colorado is in 3rd place with a 10-8 record.

At home this season, the Avalanche have gone 18-11 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +1.6 goals per game. So far, Colorado has played 53 games as the favorite, and their puck line record in those games is 26-27.

Across their last ten home games, the Avalanche’s puck line record is 5-5, and they have 28 wins by multiple goals this season. Overall, Colorado has gone 29-33 vs. the puck line, including a mark of 2-1 in their last three games.

Games involving Colorado have an average of 6.8 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.4. In terms of their over/under performance, the Avalanche come in with a record of 35-25-2.

In their last three games away from home, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 1 goals per game in this stretch.

When looking at their offense, the Avalanche have an average of 3.6 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 7th in the league. This season, the Avalanche are 24-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 11-9 record.

Colorado’s leading scorer is Nathan MacKinnon. So far, he has 37 goals which is 6th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 64 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Avalanche head into the game ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29.3 shots per game against Colorado. So far, they are 18th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Chicago, goalie Alexandar Georgiev has started 49 games in this season. His current record is 31-15, and his save percentage stands at 0.981%.