Colorado Avalanche vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 1/12/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-300) Blackhawks (+240)
The Chicago Blackhawks (10-25-4) will try to defeat the Colorado Avalanche (20-16-3) at United Center on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Avalanche at -300 and the Blackhawks are sitting at +240. The betting total comes in at 7.
The Colorado Avalanche will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-4 defeat against the Panthers in the last game they played. Colorado earned 13 penalty mins for this game. The Avalanche had a good offensive outing and it showed in this defeat. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to net one. For the game, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 31 shots they put on goal.
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While playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed 80 goals while earning 81 of their own. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 129 power play opportunities (17th in the league) and have come away with 33 goals in those attempts. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 113 goals (26th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have surrendered 113. Colorado has taken 1,298 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. For the current season, they have racked up 43 points and their points percentage is .551. The Avalanche have seen 1,251 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .910. Colorado is sitting with 135 power play chances and they have notched 32 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 23.70%.
The man in net for this game is Alexandar Georgiev. Georgiev has been involved in 159 matchups during his professional hockey career. He has a win-loss mark of 74-59-14 and he has gotten the start in 147 games. Opponents have notched 424 goals versus Georgiev in his professional career and his goals against average is 2.89. Georgiev has had 4,700 shots against him and has recorded 4,276 total saves. His save percentage currently is .910 in his 8,792 mins played. In his career, Georgiev has accounted for 77 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .524.
In their last game, Chicago played the Flames in an outing where the Blackhawks ended up with the victory by a tally of 4-3. They had 1 power play opportunity in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. The Blackhawks earned 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they attempted.
Chicago has taken 1,036 shots (31st in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 8.30%, while allowing their opponents 1,310 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 72.50% on their oppositions 120 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.2%. They have recorded 122 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.67%. The Blackhawks have scored 62 goals at even strength and 24 goals (26th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 142 goals to be scored by of a combination of 109 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they were shorthanded. During this campaign, the Chicago Blackhawks have accounted for 86 goals, 24 points, in addition to a points percentage of .308.
On the other side of the ice you will find Alex Stalock protecting the net. He has recorded 3,898 saves out of 4,285 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .910. Stalock is the owner of a lifetime record of 67-55-19 and has played in 165 games. He was named a starter in 136 games and has been on the ice for 8,822 minutes. Stalock's quality start percentage is 55.9% and he has made 76 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.63 goals per contest and he has yielded 387 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago (+240)
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