NHL Picks: Avalanche vs. Blackhawks to Go Under the Total

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 2:22 PM GMT

Our NHL consultant has isolated his best NHL totals betting value on tonight’s card. Join us in reading this insightful article that not only includes his selection, but gives you all the reasons why you can wager with confidence.

NHL Totals Betting Report on Colorado/Chicago  
Two NHL Central Division rivals will meet tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche at 8:35 PM ET. I’m going to be examining the best NHL betting value that pertains to the total in this game. According to the NHL odds at Pinnacle, the posted total on this contest is 5.5.

 

Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche will be facing an opponent (Chicago) tonight that’s averaging 3.2 goals per game. Colorado has gone under the total in 9 of their 11-games this season when facing a team that averages 3.0 or more goals per outing, and there was an average of 4.7 goals scored per contest. This will be Colorado’s 14th game versus one of their Central Division rivals this season, and they’ve gone under the total in 10 of the first 13.

 

Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks have gone over the total in just 12 of their first 39-games (30.8%) this season. They will be facing a team (Colorado) tonight that’s allowing opponents only 3.6 power play chances per game. The Hawks have gone under the total in 18 of 28-games this season versus teams that allow 4.0 or less power play opportunities to the opposition per game.

 

NHL Totals Betting System
The Chicago Blackhawks have been a quick starting team this season. They’re at a +0.26 goal per game differential during the first periods of their 39-games on the year. Chicago is also coming off a 5-4 overtime win over the Dallas Stars in their previous game. This information leads us to a very profitable betting system that we can utilize in making one of our NHL picks for today.

Any home team (Chicago) with a total of 5.5, coming off an overtime win in their previous game, and has a +0.20 or better goal per game differential in the first periods of their contests, has seen that home team go under the total in 60 of those 79-games (75.9%) during the past five seasons.

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NHL Pick: Colorado and Chicago to go under the total of 5.5 at Pinnacle.