Chicago Blackhawks vs. Colorado Avalanche - 11/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Colorado Avalanche (14-8-2) at Chicago Blackhawks (10-9-5)
NHL Hockey: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 4:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Blackhawks -125 / Colorado Avalanche +105 --- Over/Under: 79.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Avalanche and Chicago Blackhawks meet Friday in NHL action at the United Center.
The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 19.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 14 goals, Cale Makar has 18 assists and Gabriel Landeskog has 26 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 77.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Philipp Grubauer has allowed 40 goals on 445 shots and Pavel Francouz has allowed 17 goals on 213 shots. The Colorado Avalanche have allowed three or less goals in five of their last eight games.
The Chicago Blackhawks look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.9 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrick Kane leads Chicago with 12 goals, Erik Gustafsson has five assists and Alex DeBrincat has 67 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 80.8 percent of their opponents power plays. Corey Crawford has given up 33 goals on 415 shots faced and Robin Lehner has allowed 29 goals on 464 shots. The Chicago Blackhawks have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Avalanche are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. Western Conference, 35-77 in their last 112 games as a road underdog and 2-6 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record. The Blackhawks are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite and 8-2 in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The over is 4-1-1 in Avalanche last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 5-0 in Blackhawks last 5 overall. The favorite is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-1-1 in the last 8 meetings.
Both of these teams are playing winning hockey at the moment, but it's the Colorado Avalanche who haven't been able to get the job done on the road, while the Chicago Blackhawks have taken full advantage of home ice. The Chicago Blackhawks are going to continue to pile up victories as long as that defense shows up like it has lately. The home team has won six of the last 10 meetings between the Avalanche and Blackhawks. Give me the home team and the cheap price.