Blackhawks vs Avalanche Betting Preview: The defending champs host the Blackhawks in what looks like an easy winner on paper, but common sense is rarely the best NHL betting strategy. These two are looking to make an early statement, especially the Avs.
The Colorado Avalanche are fresh off the organization’s third Stanley Cup after taking out the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are still part of a Blackhawks team that has been crumbling down around them. No one is sure how long either of them will remain in the Windy City. Both teams will be showing off their new goaltenders with Petr Mrazek getting the start for the Hawks and Alexandar Georgiev for the Avs.
Blackhawks vs Avalanche Game Information
Game: Chicago Blackhawks (0-0) at Colorado Avalanche (0-0)
Location: Ball Arena, Denver, Colorado
Streaming: Live Stream Sports
Blackhawks Massive Underdogs Opening Night
The total sits at 6.5 (over -115). The biggest question mark heading into the new campaign has nothing to do with wins or losses, it’s when will GM Kyle Davidson decide its time to trade his two-star players.
Continuing Our Blackhawks vs Avalanche Betting Preview: To no one’s surprise, the Colorado Avalanche is a massive favorite (-415) to beat the Blackhawks on opening night. The total sits at 6.5 (over -115). The biggest question mark heading into the new campaign has nothing to do with wins or losses, it’s when will GM Kyle Davidson decide its time to trade his two-star players.
It’s all but certain that both Kane and Toews will be moved with each in the final year of identical $10.5 million dollar deals. Fear not, Hawks faithful, when Davidson does make the deal, both should return enough to stock the shelves for a long time, In addition, Chicago owns 19 draft picks over the next two years, including two first-rounders in 2023 and 2024.
Last season, Chicago finished last in units won for bettors (-2392) marking the second straight season they’ve failed to turn a profit (-4587 units). Since 2017, the Blackhawks are 157-224 (41.21%) -4587 units, the fourth worst mark in that span behind the Montreal Canadiens (-5468 units), Detroit Redwings (-4757), and Buffalo Sabres (-4591).
Avalanche to Raise Stanley Cup Banner
Few things in sports are better than watching your team raise a championship banner. Tonight, Avalanche faithful will witness the raising of the team’s third. However, there’s an old bet that is in play as we continue our Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche betting preview. Let’s take a closer look at the colorado Avalanche odds.
The angle is simple, go against teams who are part of a ceremony. It’s one of the few trends that we don’t have exact numbers for but has been talked about for years. We saw it last season when the Tampa Bay Lightning raised their cup banner only to wash that down with a lethargic effort against the Pittsburgh Penguins, losing 6-2.
No matter how big of a mismatch that this appears to be, we’re not going to lay -150 on most nights, let alone -415. In 2021, Colorado produced another profitable season for the bettors with 763 units won. Since 2017, riding with the Avs has produced a 258-177 (59.31%) record, good for 1,996 units. In that span, only the Tampa Bay Lightning (+3760) and Washington Capitals (+2378) have been more reliable wagers than Colorado.
Bettors Jump In with Colorado, Public Should Stay Away
The opening send-out number saw the Avalanche listed as massive -407 consensus favorites. Sure enough, that number was bet up to -415. The official recommendation is to look elsewhere for your opening night wager, but if you have to get involved Chicago (PL) and the under is where our money would go.
Concluding Our Blackhawks vs Avalanche Betting Preview: The wagers go hand in hand because if a bettor likes the over, we can’t imagine that there’s a confidence level that would suggest that the Hawks would stay with the Avalanche in a high-tempo game. If Chicago is to stay close, this must be an atypical defensive effort in front of Mrázek to stay close. Even then, you must hope that Colorado is still focused on parades and their banner-raising ceremony.
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