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Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche - 2/22/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks
Date & Time Friday February 22, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
Chicago, IL
The Line
Chicago -120 / Colorado +100 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
Altitude
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NHL | Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks
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The Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche in a Friday NHL tilt.

The Colorado Avalanche are trying to get things going  in the right direction after downing Winnipeg 7-1 on Wednesday for their third win in four games. Kyle Connor scored in the third period for the Jets and Connor Hellebuyck gave up seven goals on 46 shots to get the loss.

The balanced Colorado offense featured goals from Carl Soderberg, Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Calvert, Tyson Jost, Gabriel Landeskog and AJ Greer. Jost, Tyson Barrie and Gabriel Landeskog posted two assists each for Colorado who received 26 saves from Semyon Varlamov.

The Chicago Blackhawks have won three of four after outscoring Detroit 5-4 in OT on Wednesday. Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou led the Red Wings with two goals apiece. Anthony Mantha logged four assists for Detroit while Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on eight shots and Jonathan Bernier stopped 10-11 in relief.

The Blackhawks received goals from Artem Anisimov, Brandon Saad, Alex Debrincat and Patrick Kane in regulation. Kane netted the winner in overtime and Erik Gustafsson posted three helpers for Chicago and Cam Ward gave up four goals on 35 shots to get the win.

Avalanche are 8-23 in their last 31 overall and Avalanche are 5-15 in their last 20 vs. Western Conference and Avalanche are 1-9 in their last 10 games following a win.

Blackhawks are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a favorite and Blackhawks are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and Blackhawks are 10-2 in their last 12 overall.

Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and under is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Chicago is scoring and has had trouble keeping the puck out of their own net so I’ll go against the under trend in this matchup…

Pick:
over 5.5 // will update

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