Avalanche vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks 2/29/24

Chicago Blackhawks (15-39-5) vs Colorado Avalanche (36-19-5)

Game Info: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 9:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +180 / Colorado Avalanche -227 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Chicago Blackhawks are riding a 4-game losing streak. Let’s preview this game and give out a Colorado Avalanche vs Chicago Blackhawks prediction.

Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche recently beat the Stars while losing to the Red Wings and Maple Leafs. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.65 goals per game and are scoring on 23.7 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 35 goals, Cale Maker has 49 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 197 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.13 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 138 goals on 1,376 shots faced, while Justus Annunen has given up 14 goals on 137 shots.

Chicago Blackhawks Betting Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks lost to the Hurricanes, Flyers, Jets, and Red Wings during this streak. The Chicago Blackhawks are averaging 2.07 goals per game and are scoring on 13.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Connor Bedard leads Chicago with 17 goals, Philipp Kurashev has 23 assists and Nick Foligno has 104 shots on goal. Defensively, the Chicago Blackhawks are allowing 3.51 goals per game and are killing 77.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Petr Mrazek has given up 116 goals on 1,277 shots faced, and Arvid Soderblom has allowed 79 goals on 632 shots.

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Foligno has recorded at least one point in eight of the Blackhawks' last nine games.
  • Taylor Hall has recorded at least one assist in each of his last three appearances with his team as a home underdog against Western Conference opponents.
  • Seth Jones ranks 1st in the Central Division for average time on ice (25:51) this season.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Cale Makar has scored a goal in each of his four previous appearances at United Center.
  • Devon Toews has recorded at least one point in each of the Avalanche's last six games against Central Division opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon has recorded at least one assist in 17 of his last 18 appearances against Western Conference opponents.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks 1st in the league for multi-point games (31) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (2.07).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 31st in the league in power play percentage this season (13.29%).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 2nd in the league for goals per game this season (3.65).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 7th in the league in power play percentage this season (23.72%).

Colorado Avalanche vs Chicago Blackhawks prediction

The Colorado Avalanche should be big favorites for obvious reasons, as they're the better team and have won 7 of the last 10 meetings against the Blackhawks. However, the Avs have been hit or miss at times this season and the Chicago Blackhawks have been more competitive as of late, which includes back to back overtime games. The Blackhawks have also seen 11 of their 15 wins this season come at home. While the Avalanche probably win, the value is with the Blackhawks and a chance to make two times your money. I'll take a shot in the dark with the Blackhawks.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Blackhawks +180

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