Blackhawks vs. Avalanche Free Pick

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DENVER, CO (The Spread) – The Avalanche have an opportunity to move into second place in the Central Division when they host the Blackhawks tonight at 9:30PM ET.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -119 money line favorites over the Avalanche, who are +110. Chicago is 38-13-14 overall and 18-8-7 on the road, while Colorado is 42-18-5 on the season and 22-9-3 at home. The total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Avalanche opened as +101 money line underdogs but their odds have climbed to +110, while the Blackhawks’ odds have gone from -109 up to -119. The total has stayed the same after opening at 5.5 goals.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 66% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.

NHL FREE PICK: Take Colorado. According to latest NHL trends, the Blackhawks are 3-7 in their last 10 games versus the Avalanche and 2-5 in their last seven trips to Colorado. The Hawks are also 0-5 in their last five games versus the Central, 1-4 in their last five games playing on two days of rest and 1-4 in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. The Avalanche, meanwhile, are 5-1 in their last six games overall, 7-1 in their last eight games versus the Central and 8-2 in their last 10 versus the Western Conference.

WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: COLORADO AVALANCHE +110

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