Blackhawks vs. Avalanche Prediction
The Blackhawks will open their season in Colorado on Wednesday night when they take on the Avalanche at 10:00 p.m. ET. Even though the total sits at 6 goals, is the over the best play on the board when it comes to this matchup?
057 Chicago Blackhawks (+170) at 058 Colorado Avalanche (-200); o/u 6
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
Chicago Blackhawks DFS Spin
Jonathan Toews is confident that he'll play in the season opener. “It’s not my decision, but I don’t think that’s up in the air," Toews said. He missed the entire 2020-21 campaign, but he has been taking part in the preseason and looked good in it. The stage seems to be set for him to begin his comeback campaign.
Colorado Avalanche DFS Spin
Nathan MacKinnon has tested positive for COVID-19. We already knew MacKinnon was in the COVID protocol, but that's not the same as having a confirmed positive test given that players can be put in the protocol for other reasons. The good news is that MacKinnon is asymptomatic. He'll still miss at least Wednesday's game though.
Blackhawks vs. Avalanche NHL Betting Prediction
The over is 7-1 in the Blackhawks’ last eight games overall, is 6-2 in their last eight games following a win and is 7-1 in their last eight games when they’re listed as an underdog. On the other side, the over is 9-1 in the Avalanche’s last 10 games versus Western Conference foes, is 6-1 in their last seven games versus the Central and is 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent allowed two goals or less in their previous game.
NHL BETTING PREDICTION: BLACKHAWKS/AVALANCHE OVER 6