- The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, January 21st
- The Blackhawks vs Avalanche odds heavily favor Colorado
- Read below for Chicago vs Colorado odds, predictions, and best NHL pick
The red-hot Colorado Avalanche host the struggling Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, January 24th. The faceoff is set to go at 9:00 pm EST at Ball Arena in Denver. The Avalanche are owners of the best points percentage in the league, one of the reasons Colorado is listed as huge -315 moneyline favorites in the odds.
Let’s take a look at the Chicago and Colorado odds along with best bets for Monday’s game between these Central Division rivals.
Blackhawks vs Avalanche Odds
|Blackhawks||+1.5 (+106)||O 6 (-124)||+245|
|Avalanche||-1.5 (-129)||U 6 (+102)||-315|
Odds as of January 23rd at Barstool Sportsbook.
As +245 moneyline underdogs, the Blackhawks have an implied win probability of just 28.99%. Colorado’s -315 price tag carries a 75.9% implied probability. Bettors will need to lay $315 on the Avs to win $100, while a $100 bet on Colorado nets just a $32 profit.
Is Colorado Good Batting Value as Home Favorites?
Let’s be real here, the Chicago Blackhawks should stand no chance against Colorado in this one. Halfway through the season, the divisional opponents are separated by 22 points in the standings and the Blackhawks are coming into this one on a three-game losing streak.
Could Colorado play down to their opponent? There is definitely a possibility of that as they needed an overtime winner from captain Gabriel Landeskog to defeat the league-worst Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.
— NHL (@NHL) January 23, 2022
The Blackhawks will need to pray that the Avalanche have an off night. Colorado has been atop the Stanley Cup odds all season and right now are a +550 favorite to win Lord Stanley’s silver chalice. They are also an incredible 17-2-1 at home this season!
Colorado Best Moneyline Bet in 2022
The Avalanche have played solidly all year despite numerous injuries, and they have really turned it on since the calendar switched over to 2022. They have been separating themselves from the pack as the best team in the league with an 11-0-1 record in the New Year.
NHL Standings in January 2022 (As of Sunday, Jan 23rd)
Nathan MacKinnon Moving up Hart Trophy Odds
After missing some time earlier this season, Nathan MacKinnon has set the league on fire along with his team’s play this month. He is tied with teammate Mikko Rantanen for the league lead in points this month with 18.
MacKinnon’s outstanding play of late, along with the Avalanche’s incredible record have allowed him to creep up in the Hart Trophy odds and if the struggles of the Oilers and their dynamic duo continue, expect MacKinnon to climb even more amongst MVP contenders in the NHL this year.
Nathan MacKinnon. 🤮🤮 pic.twitter.com/ty7zHLYAr2
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) January 7, 2022
The Nova Scotia native only had a single helper in the Avs’ 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks earlier this month.
Blackhawks vs Avalanche Recent Results
|Date||Home-Away||Money Line||Puck Line||Over/Under|
|01/04/2022||CHI 3 – COL 4 (OT)||COL||CHI||Over|
|10/13/2021||COL 4 – CHI 2||COL||COL||Push|
|12/21/2019||COL 3 – CHI 5||CHI||CHI||Over|
|12/18/2019||CHI 1 – COL 4||COL||COL||Under|
|11/30/2019||COL 7 – CHI 3||COL||COL||Over|
Blackhawks vs Avalanche Pick and Prediction
There is no reason to suggest the Blackhawks will have a chance to upset Colorado in this game. They’ve lost three in a row, while the Avalanche have won six in a row.
The Avs have also taken five of the last six meetings between these two squads. The question is, do you look at the over/under option to get the best value for your bet, or is there another pick that gives you the best bang for your buck?
I like the Avalanche to win on the puck line. In their last nine meetings, Colorado has won seven and they’ve won by two goals or more in six of those games. In the Friday NHL odds, I like Colorado on the puckline to return the best value so that’s the play at Barstool Sportsbook.
Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-129) at Barstool Sportsbook