Blackhawks at Avalanche 12/21/18 - NHL Picks & Predictions

Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date & Time: 12/22/2018, 2:00 AM UTC
Latest Odds: COL -215 Total 6
TV Channel: ALT

The Colorado Avalanche reamin at at home and will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday. Colorado is 19-10-6 on the season and 3rd in the Central. The Avalanche are 4-4-2 over their last ten games and beat Montreal at home on Wednesday. Colorado is 8-4-3 on their home ice.

Philip Grubauer will make the start in the goal for Colorado. Grubauer is 8-2-3 on the season with 40 goals allowed. Grubauer carries a 3.05 goals against average. The Colorado Avalanche average 3.50 goals per game which ranks 5th in the NHL.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 11-19-6 on the season and 7th in the Central. Chicago is just 2-7-1 over their last ten games but did beat Nashville at home on Tuesday. The Blackhawks are 5-4-2 in divisional games and are 4-12-2 on the road.

Collin Delia was recalled and will make the start in goal for Chicago on Friday. Delia made two NHL appearances last season and carried a 3.96 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Blackhawks are 0-5 in their last 5 Friday games.

Avalanche are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games.
Over is 47-23-9 in Blackhawks last 79 road games.
Over is 6-2 in Avalanche last 8 overall.

Chicago has struggled most of the season and have been terrible on the road. The Avalanche have some momentum after beating Montreal and have been successful in finding the back of the net. The Blackhawks are 7-29 in their last 36 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Avalanche are 7-3 in their last 10 vs. Western Conference. The home team is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. Final Score Prediction, Colorado wins and covers the puck line 5-2.



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