The Avalanche have been excellent at home this season and are a deserving hockey betting favorite even though it is Columbus who has the trends on their side.
Bet on hockey has this being the first game of a four-game road trip for the Blue Jackets while it is the last game of a five-game homestand for the Avalanche. Columbus has actually won six of the last ten bet on hockey games against Colorado. They lost though earlier this month at home as the Avalanche won by a score of 3-2 in hockey betting. Last year the teams met four times and the Blue Jackets won all four games for those that bet on hockey. The two bet on hockey wins in Colorado for the Blue Jackets were by scores of 6-1 and 4-2. Both of those games went over the hockey betting total.
For Columbus this season it has been all offense and very little defense. The Blue Jackets are in the Top 10 in most goals scored but they are near the bottom of the league in goals allowed. That is very surprising considering head coach Ken Hitchcock usually prefers a defensive style of play. Columbus really started the season strongly but they have been in a slump of late and a poor team in hockey betting.
Colorado has been solid for gamblers looking to bet on hockey all season. The Avalanche have been excellent at home as well for those that bet on hockey games. Colorado has a great goaltender in Craig Anderson and their offense has been much better than expected led by Paul Stastny. The Avalanche are just outside the Top 10 in both goals scored and fewest goals allowed. They have been a very tough team at home though in both respects as fans who bet on hockey are aware. Colorado has been battling Calgary for the top spot in the division so they can’t afford to be losing points at home in this bet on hockey matchup.
It will be interesting to see if the trends hold in this bet on hockey matchup or if Colorado can get the win. Normally you might expect a low scoring game with these two teams but not this season with both teams around the Top 10 in goals scored as bet on hockey stats show.