Chicago Blackhawks (15-19-7) vs. Colorado Avalanche (28-8-3)
January 24, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Avalanche -300 / Chicago Blackhawks +240; Over/Under: 6
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The Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche meet Monday in NHL action at the Ball Arena. The Chicago Blackhawks look to snap a three-game losing streak. The Colorado Avalanche look to build on their six-game winning streak.
The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 18.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex DeBrincat leads Chicago with 24 goals, Patrick Kane has 27 assists and Seth Jones has 102 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 76 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Marc-Andre Fleury has given up 75 goals on 861 shots faced, and Kevin Lankinen has allowed 42 goals on 380 shots.
The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 4.2 goals per game and are scoring on 24.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Mikko Rantanen leads Colorado with 21 goals, Nazem Kadri has 36 assists and Nathan MacKinnon has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3 goals per game and are killing 74.8 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has allowed 68 goals on 780 shots faced, and Jonas Johansson has allowed 24 goals on 200 shots.
The Blackhawks are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 4-9 in their last 13 overall. The Avalanche are 43-9 in their last 52 home games and 60-22 in their last 82 overall. The under is 4-1-2 in Blackhawks last 7 overall. The over is 32-15-4 in Avalanche last 51 overall. The Blackhawks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings.
The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t scoring enough to threaten good teams, and they’ve had more than their fair share of trouble on the road. The Colorado Avalanche are scoring machines, and they’ve been one of the more trustworthy teams in the league from the start. The Avs are absolutely dominant in the favorite role. Give me the Avalanche and the PL to shave down the price.