The Chicago Blackhawks have rattled off three consecutive victories and will look to make it four in a row against the floundering Calgary Flames at the United Center on Monday. Calgary has struggled on the road, earning just one of a possible four points away from the Scotiabank Saddledome.
– Shark Bites
- The Flames are 2-15 SU in their last 17 games on the road against the Blackhawks.
- The total has gone OVER in the Blackhawks’ last six games at home.
- The total has gone OVER in seven of the Flames’ last nine games with a closing total of 5.5 or more.
Newly acquired goaltender Brian Elliott will likely be in net for the Flames, and the early returns on his play have been less than stellar. Elliott has gone 0-3-0 with a 4.72 goals-against average and .839 save percentage in his initial three starts.
Elliott will have his hands full with the Hawks’ Richard Panik. Panik’s game-tying goal against Toronto on Saturday was his sixth tally of the season, giving him the league lead in that department. The 25-year-old Slovakian amassed six goals in 30 contests with Chicago last year.
When the Flames and Blackhawks get together, low-scoring games are the story. The UNDER is 11-2 in the last 13 tilts between the squads.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to side with the Chicago Blackhawks in this one found them earlier as -185 favorites on the NHL money line at Bet365. Betting the over under total instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Blackhawks to win this game 3.5-2.3. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Blackhawks sit at 3-3-0 on the season; in comparison, the Calgary Flames are currently 1-4-1. Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 4-1-1 OU, and Calgary is 5-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Calgary injuries news.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds – Shark , it’s the No. 10-ranked Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 14-rated Calgary Flames in this matchup.
The game also pits Chicago’s No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.83 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 4.5 goals allowed. The Blackhawks power play is averaging 20.83% while the Flames defense kills off 74.19% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Calgary was a 6-4 loser in its last match at home against the Blues. They lost as favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.
Chicago was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They won as favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.
- Calgary is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Calgary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary’s last 6 games
- Calgary is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
- Chicago is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago’s last 10 games
- Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Calgary at St. Louis, Tuesday, October 25th
Chicago at New Jersey, Friday, October 28th
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