Colorado Northern is one of the most recognizable brands when it comes to making wagers on sports, especially since it was founded in 1895. However, the company has decided to stray away from its roots and is currently offering odds on a women’s ice hockey game that was played earlier this year. The odds for this particular game were extremely intriguing, but many people are skeptical about whether or not Northern will be able to pull off a comeback victory. Here’s why Colorado Northern Colorad is off on the betting line for this particular game:
The Team Is Terrible!
It is rather well known that Colorado Northern is one of the best at drafting talent, which has led to the development of some pretty good teams over the years. However, it seems like the team is hitting a rough patch, as they’re 0-4 SU in their last four games, which came against a very weak schedule. In fact, they only played two games against teams that made the 2017 NCAA tournament. Furthermore, they were outscored 28-19 in those games, which doesn’t bode well for their chances in this game. The team is missing a key components, as their top two scorers — Nichelle McCutcheon and Gabriela Pichler — are both out for the season. While McCutcheon is a proven scorer in her own right, Pichler was the third-leading scorer for the entire nation last year, so it’s fair to say that the team will struggle without their prolific passers.
The Opponents Are Looking Ahead
If there’s one thing that the betting community has learned over the years, it’s that you shouldn’t necessarily trust the records of the teams you’re backing. In other words, it’s always a good idea to bet on the underdog in these sorts of situations. However, that doesn’t mean that Colorado Northern is automatically the better team. In this case, it looks like the other team is slightly favored, as evidenced by the betting lines. The two teams are meeting for the first and only time this year, and that means that the fans definitely have their eyes set on the game, as the opposition will likely be looking to get a win after a slow start to the season. That being said, the game will still be meaningful, as it’s the final game of the regular season for both teams, so it’s essentially a winner-take-all affair.
The Game Is In Denver
For those who are unfamiliar, Denver is the capital city of the state of Colorado, which is located to the south of the Great Lakes. The city is most famous for being the home of the Rocky Mountain Conference (RMC), which consists of higher education institutions such as the University of Denver and the Colorado College. In fact, the RMC was founded in 1883, so it’s been around for some time. The conference also hosts an annual tournament for women’s hockey, which is usually played in March.
In terms of international competition, the country of Canada also has a portion of the population that roots for Denver’s hockey team. However, the bulk of the fans will undoubtedly be rooting for the home team, since it’s a local rival. The fans will be looking to stick it to the hated Canucks, as the games are usually played at the Pepsi Center, which is located in downtown Denver.
With all that being said, it’s rather clear that the game will be intensely followed by anyone with a tie to the area. However, the fact that it’s being played at such an iconic venue may also lead to an interesting story line. It’s not often that you’ll find a sporting event followed by a worldwide audience, so the fact that this is a once-every-four-years event should make for some pretty compelling television.
As the game gets closer, the storylines will only get more intriguing, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for any developments.