Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Lines (02/29/2024)

At the onset of the season, hopes were high that the Chicago Blackhawks would show significant improvement. Cause by number one overall pick of the 2023 NHL Draft, Connor Bedard. Instead, the Blackhawks have gotten worse. Bedard missed 14 games with a fractured jaw but has returned to NHL betting odds action. The Colorado Avalanche are coming off a terrible start to the second half of the season. But they seem to have pulled out of it. Despite that slump, Colorado is only three points out of first place in the Central Division.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Information

Date and Time:Thursday, February 29, 2024, 9 p.m. ET
Location:United Center, Chicago, IL
TV Coverage:ESPN
Odds at SBG Sportsbook
Avalanche-1½ -1156 -115-300
Blackhawks+1½ -1056 -105+240
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Colorado Avalanche Team Overview

The Colorado Avalanche are 35-19-5 straight up and 34-22-3 over/under the online betting total. Also, Colorado is 3rd in the Central Division playoff standings. Colorado is three points behind the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference playoff race. Late on, Colorado has covered seven out of their last ten games. While the Avalanche have gone over the total in three of its previous seven matchups.

Colorado has NHL rankings of 3rd for goals scored and 9th for power play efficiency. In comparison on defense, the Avalanche have NHL rankings of 19th for goals against and 11th for penalty killing.

C Nathan MacKinnon leads the Avs with 34 goals, 62 assists, 96 points and a +16. RW Mikko Rantanen adds 30 goals, 44 assists, 74 points, and a +1. In comparison, D Cale Makar brings 13 goals, 48 assists, 61 assists and a +4.

First goaltender Alexander Georgiev has a .898 save percentage and 2.92 goals against average with two shutouts. His record is 30-14-3.

Chicago Blackhawks Team Overview

The Chicago Blackhawks are 15-39-4 straight up and 22-34 over/under the NHL betting total. Also, Chicago is 10th in the Western Conference wild card playoff standings. Chicago is 30 points behind the Nashville Predators in the Conference wild card playoff race. Late on, Chicago has covered one out of their last ten games. While the Blackhawks have gone under the total in nine of its previous ten matchups.

Chicago has NHL rankings of 32nd for goals scored and 31st for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Blackhawks have NHL rankings of 27th for goals against and 22nd for penalty killing.

C Connor Bedard leads Chicago with 17 goals, 22 assists, 39 points, and a -26. Second is C Philipp Kurashev, with nine goals, 23 assists, 32 points, and a -29. In contrast, D Seth Jones adds one goal, 16 assists, 17 points, and a -15.

First G Petr Mrazek has a .909 save percentage and a 2.99 goals against average with one shutout. His record is 13-22-3.

Avalanche at Blackhawks SBG Free Picks

Overall, Colorado got the cash in 12 of its last 16 games against the Blackhawks. Five of the last seven meetings in this series went under the total. Specifically at Chicago, Colorado won four of its last six visits. Three of the last five matchups in this series at United Center went under the total. To conclude, Chicago is overmatched in this meeting. Colorado will be relatively expensive, but the puck line is a viable alternative for those who don’t want to lay the lumber.

Avalanche at Blackhawks SBG Best Bet: Colorado Avalanche.

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