Colorado vs Chicago: prediction for the NHL game
The Avalanche host the Blackhawks in the National Hockey League on January 25. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Colorado top the Western Conference with a total of 59 points. The Avalanche are on top form and have a winning streak of six games. In the last matches, they beat Anaheim (2:0) and Los Angeles (4:1) away, and prevailed over Montreal (3:2 OT) at home.
The Avalanche are delivering high performance this season - in almost every game, they score four goals. The club is one of the highest-scoring in the league. Moreover, Jared Bednar's men suffered only two defeats in regulation this season.
Chicago, on the other hand, are only in 14th place in the table and can hardly count on making the playoffs. In the last three games, the Blackhawks lost to Seattle (2:3 SO) and to Minnesota twice (1:5 and 3:4 OT).
In half of their games away, the Blackhawks suffered defeats, and on average conceded 3-4 goals. Even Fleury, one of the best goalies in the NHL, can't help his team - the defensive line makes too many mistakes in their zone.
Colorado average 4 goals per game.
In 4 out of 5 head-to-head games, more than one goal was scored in the first period.
Colorado are the favorites here. They are on a winning streak and in general have been excellent this season. In previous head-to-head games, Colorado often won by a large margin, and since the Hawks are terrible on the defensive, we can predict a crushing defeat in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) to Colorado
Colorado are one of the highest-scoring clubs in the league, and we do not doubt that they will score their usual four goals against the outsider.
Second wager - Colorado IT over 3.5 goals