Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Avalanche vs Blackhawks Odds
Weekly NHL betting sees the Chicago Blackhawks taking on the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday December 15th at United Center, Chicago, Illinois Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NHL Hockey season long so stay tuned for more FREE NHL hockey predictions.
Chicago Blackhawks (17-10-4-0) vs. Colorado Avalanche (14-16-1-0)
Date: Tuesday December 15th
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Chicago -178
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds:Chicago -1.5 +140
NHL Betting Total:5.0
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After posting back-to-back shutouts, the Chicago Blackhawks look to continue their impressive play when they take on the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.
Chicago comes in to this one after shutting out the Canucks and Jets behind G Corey Crawford’s 55 saves.
Colorado hasn’t done too bad for themselves, winning 5 of their last 7, including an impressive 4-1 win over St. Louis last time out.
Semyon Varlamov has ignited the Avs to some impressive play as they continue their surge back toward the .500 mark.
Varlamov has turned away 160 of the 167 shots faced in his last 5 outings. The goalie had a season high 42 saves in the Avs win over the Blues 4-1 on Sunday. The win marked the 5th win for the Avalanche in 7 tries.
Varlamov has also had some solid career success against the Blackhawks. He brings a record of 10-3-0 with a GAA of 1.93 and has a 7 game winning streak against them.
Surprisingly for this Avs team, they’ve played much better away from home. Colorado has a 10-9 record away from home and has allowed just 2.47 GAA through those 19 road games.
The Blackhawks are really taking the NHL by storm right now.
Behind Corey Crawford and Patrick Kane, the Hawks continue to build W’s.
Corey Crawford has posted back to back shutouts and earned First Star of the Week honors after going 4-0-0 while allowing a GAA of .50.
Also making his own scene has been Patrick Kane, who is currently on a franchise best 26 game point streak. Through the streak, Kane has recorded 16 goals and 24 assists. Kane set up a goal in the 4-0 win on Sunday to continue his streak.
Chicago has also been a tough team to take down at home. This season, the Hawks are 12-3-1-0 inside the United Center.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- Avalanche are 9-3 in their last 12 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Avalanche are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
- Avalanche are 7-16 in their last 23 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Blackhawks are 95-42 in their last 137 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Blackhawks are 18-8 in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest.
Free NHL Hockey Prediction
This will be a fun matchup. Both teams are playing extremely well. Expect both goalies to be in top form.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
This has the ability to be a very low scoring game. With the way both goalies have played, 1 or 2 goals may be enough here.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Chicago 2- Colorado 1
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