Bet on hockey odds have the Colorado Avalanche small home favorites against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.
The Blackhawks have been a pleasant surprise since Joel Quenneville took over as head coach and they are a definite threat in this hockey betting matchup.
Bet on hockey numbers show that this is the third game of a three-game home stand for Colorado. The Avalanche begins a four-game road trip at Detroit on Monday. Bet on hockey stats show that Chicago has won six of the last ten games against Colorado. The Avalanche have won three of the last five home games against the Blackhawks according to bet on hockey statistics. Earlier this season in Chicago the Blackhawks won by a score of 6-2 according to bet on hockey results. Andrew Ladd and Patrick Sharp had two goals each in that Chicago win.
Colorado ranks in the bottom third of the NHL in offense according to bet on hockey stats. Paul Stastny leads the team in points but he is not getting a lot of support, especially since Joe Sakic was injured. On defense the Avalanche are mid-pack according to bet on hockey stats.
Chicago ranks in the Top 10 in offense according to bet on hockey numbers. Patrick Kane has been leading the Blackhawks in scoring according to bet on hockey statistics. Chicago ranks in the middle of the NHL in defense according to hockey betting stats, although they are playing better under Quenneville.
Gamblers that bet on hockey totals should be aware that six of the last ten meetings have gone over. At Colorado, three of the last five games have gone over the hockey betting total. There could be a lot of goals scored in this game considering neither team is that strong defensively. If Colorado is able to put pressure on Chicago’s defense then the total on Friday could easily go over.