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Blackhawks vs Avalanche Odds, Predictions and Best NHL Pick for Monday (Jan 24)

George Nassios

by George Nassios in NHL Hockey

Jan 23, 2022 · 7:03 PM PST

Wild vs Avalanche Monday NHL odds
On his knees, Colorado Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates his goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
  • The Chicago Blackhawks visit the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, January 21st
  • The Blackhawks vs Avalanche odds heavily favor Colorado
  • Read below for Chicago vs Colorado odds, predictions, and best NHL pick

The red-hot Colorado Avalanche host the struggling Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, January 24th. The faceoff is set to go at 9:00 pm EST at Ball Arena in Denver. The Avalanche are owners of the best points percentage in the league, one of the reasons Colorado is listed as huge -315 moneyline favorites in the odds.

Let’s take a look at the Chicago and Colorado odds along with best bets for Monday’s game between these Central Division rivals.

Blackhawks vs Avalanche Odds

Team Puck Line Total Moneyline
Blackhawks +1.5 (+106) O 6 (-124) +245
Avalanche -1.5 (-129) U 6 (+102) -315

Odds as of January 23rd at Barstool Sportsbook.

As +245 moneyline underdogs, the Blackhawks have an implied win probability of just 28.99%. Colorado’s -315 price tag carries a 75.9% implied probability. Bettors will need to lay $315 on the Avs to win $100, while a $100 bet on Colorado nets just a $32 profit.

Is Colorado Good Batting Value as Home Favorites?

Let’s be real here, the Chicago Blackhawks should stand no chance against Colorado in this one. Halfway through the season, the divisional opponents are separated by 22 points in the standings and the Blackhawks are coming into this one on a three-game losing streak.

Could Colorado play down to their opponent? There is definitely a possibility of that as they needed an overtime winner from captain Gabriel Landeskog to defeat the league-worst Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

The Blackhawks will need to pray that the Avalanche have an off night. Colorado has been atop the Stanley Cup odds all season and right now are a +550 favorite to win Lord Stanley’s silver chalice. They are also an incredible 17-2-1 at home this season!

Colorado Best Moneyline Bet in 2022

The Avalanche have played solidly all year despite numerous injuries, and they have really turned it on since the calendar switched over to 2022. They have been separating themselves from the pack as the best team in the league with an 11-0-1 record in the New Year.

NHL Standings in January 2022 (As of Sunday, Jan 23rd)

Team Record Points Points Percentage
Colorado Avalanche 11-0-1 23 .958
Boston Bruins 10-2-0 20 .833
Florida Panthers 8-1-1 17 .850
Pittsburgh Penguins 8-2-0 16 .800
Nashville Predators 7-3-1 15 .682

Nathan MacKinnon Moving up Hart Trophy Odds

After missing some time earlier this season, Nathan MacKinnon has set the league on fire along with his team’s play this month. He is tied with teammate Mikko Rantanen for the league lead in points this month with 18.

MacKinnon’s outstanding play of late, along with the Avalanche’s incredible record have allowed him to creep up in the Hart Trophy odds and if the struggles of the Oilers and their dynamic duo continue, expect MacKinnon to climb even more amongst MVP contenders in the NHL this year.

The Nova Scotia native only had a single helper in the Avs’ 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks earlier this month.

Blackhawks vs Avalanche Recent Results

Date Home-Away Money Line Puck Line Over/Under
01/04/2022 CHI 3 – COL 4 (OT) COL CHI Over
10/13/2021 COL 4 – CHI 2 COL COL Push
12/21/2019 COL 3 – CHI 5 CHI CHI Over
12/18/2019 CHI 1 – COL 4 COL COL Under
11/30/2019 COL 7 – CHI 3 COL COL Over

Blackhawks vs Avalanche Pick and Prediction

There is no reason to suggest the Blackhawks will have a chance to upset Colorado in this game. They’ve lost three in a row, while the Avalanche have won six in a row.

The Avs have also taken five of the last six meetings between these two squads. The question is, do you look at the over/under option to get the best value for your bet, or is there another pick that gives you the best bang for your buck?

I like the Avalanche to win on the puck line. In their last nine meetings, Colorado has won seven and they’ve won by two goals or more in six of those games. In the Friday NHL odds, I like Colorado on the puckline to return the best value so that’s the play at Barstool Sportsbook.

Pick: Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-129) at Barstool Sportsbook

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