The Chicago Blackhawks (14-33-2) travel to face off against the Calgary Flames (21-22-5) on Saturday, January 27th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary and televised on NBCS. Both the Blackhawks and Flames will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00 ET.
Blackhawks vs Flames
The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
On the season, the Blackhawks have gone 14-33-2, putting them in 16th place in the Western Conference and 8th in the Central Division. In their last 10 games, Chicago has gone just 3-7 and they have dropped three straight games. When playing on the road this season, the Blackhawks have gone just 4-22-1, and they have lost nine straight road games. As the underdog this season, Chicago has gone 13-32-2.
The Blackhawks have gone 0-3 in their last three games and 1-4 in their last five. Against Western Conference opponents, Chicago has gone 8-21 this year. In games against teams in the Central Division, the Blackhawks have gone just 3-13. For the year, Chicago has scored 30 points.
Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 21-28 and an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per game. So far, the Blackhawks have 27 losses by multiple goals and have gone 9-19 against the puck line on the road.
Over their last ten games, Chicago has a puck line mark of 4-6, and they have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line. On the year, the Blackhawks have gone just 21-26 against the puck line as the underdog.
Following a 3-0 loss on the road to the Oilers, the Blackhawks are eager to bounce back. Facing the Edmonton defense, the Blackhawks were shutout. While being shutout, the Blackhawks’ offense finished with 6 giveaways and took a total of 27 shots on goal.
Chicago entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. Combining for 3 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
At home this season, the Flames have gone 11-11-1, and they are currently on a four-game losing streak. In the Western Conference, Calgary is 12th with 47 points and a record of 21-22-5. Against other teams in the Pacific Division, the Flames are 6th with a 6-6 record.
As the favorite, Calgary is 11-10-2 this year, and they have lost their last two games when favored. Over their last ten games, the Flames are 4-6, and they have lost their last three games.
Calgary comes into this game with a puck line record of 24-24 overall and 11-12 at home. They have an average scoring margin of -0.1 goals per game and have gone 13-12 vs. the puck line on the road. So far, the Flames have 13 wins by multiple goals and 14 losses by more than one goal.
Overall, Calgary has gone 17-8 against the puck line when listed as the underdog and 7-16 when favored. The Flames have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line and are 0-3 vs. the puck line in their last three home games.
After suffering a 5-2 loss at home to the Blue Jackets, the Flames are looking to bounce back today. On offense, the Flames scored two times in the first period, but that was all the scoring they could come up with for the game. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 30 shots on goal and had 9 turnovers.
Calgary took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.
Chicago Offense Breakdown
On the offensive side, the Blackhawks are scoring an 2.1 goals per game this season, ranking 31st in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 29th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Blackhawks offense is 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 18th in the NHL.
The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 19-28-2. For the season, they have had 22 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.
Flames Offense Breakdown
The Flames come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 15th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 8th in the league. Looking at how the Flames’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 27th in power play goals and 3rd in shorthanded goals.
This season, the over/under record for the Flames’ is 27-20-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 26 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6. On average, their games are averaging 6.3 goals per game.
Chicago Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Blackhawks head into the game ranked 4th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.2 shots per game against Chicago. So far, they are 25th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.
Calgary Team Defense
The Flames defense is currently 18th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.7 shots per game against Calgary. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 27th with 1 shutouts.
Blackhawks vs Flames Trends
- Across the Blackhawks last ten road games, the team averaged 1 goals per game while allowing 4. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 2-8, while going 0-10 straight-up.
- In their last five games at home, the Flames have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.
- The last ten games that Calgary was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 8-2 while going 4-6 straight up.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 4-6 and an puck line mark of 2-8.
To those searching for a pure moneyline wager, the Flames is the clear pick. Still, with a payout of -292, it’s worth thinking about including this bet in a parlay.
My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Blackhawks to cover. Even if the Flames win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Blackhawks should cover the puck line.
When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.
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