Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 3/26/2024

The Calgary Flames (33-32-5) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (20-46-5) on Tuesday, March 26th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Blackhawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Flames are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 8:30 ET.

Flames vs Blackhawks

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The Calgary Flames Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into today’s game, the Flames are 11th in the Western Conference with a record of 33-32-5. In the Pacific Division, they are in 5th place. Over their last ten games, Calgary has gone just 3-7, and they have lost three straight games overall.

On the road this season, the Flames have a record of 15-15-4, and they have lost three straight games away from home. As the favorite, Calgary has gone 15-14-2, and they have been favored in 31 of their 70 games this year.

On the season, the Flames have gone 34-36 against the puck line, including going just 9-22 vs. the puck line as the favorite. So far, Calgary has 22 wins by multiple goals and has dropped 24 games by more than one goal.

Calgary comes in having gone just 3-7 against the puck line over their last ten games and their average scoring margin on the road is -.1 goals per game. The Flames are 18-16 vs. the puck line on the road and have gone 0-3 against the puck line in their last three road games.

After suffering a 4-1 loss at home to the Sabres, the Flames are looking to bounce back today. The Flames couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Sabres, but they did score one time in the second period. During power plays, the team scored one goal. In total, they recorded 33 shots on goal and had 7 giveaways.

As the underdog, Calgary suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Chicago Blackhawks Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 14-18-4, and they have been the underdog in 66 of their 71 games. Over their last ten games, Chicago has gone 5-5, and they are currently in 15th place in the Western Conference.

On the year, the Blackhawks have gone 20-46-5, and they have a record of 5-17 against Central Division opponents. In games where they have been the underdog, Chicago has gone 16-45-5.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 31-40 and an average scoring margin of -1.4 goals per game. Their puck line record as an underdog this season is 29-37, and they have dropped three straight games vs. the puck line.

So far this year, the Blackhawks have 11 wins by just one goal compared to nine victories by multiple goals. In their last 10 home games, Chicago’s puck line record is 6-4, and their overall home puck line record is 21-15.

In their last game, the Blackhawks went up against the Sharks and emerged as winners with a score of 5-4. In the first period, the Blackhawks struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and two goals in the third. All five goals came at even strength. They finished with 31 shots on goal and had 4 turnovers.

Despite the straight-up win, Chicago did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Calgary Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Flames have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 19th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 17th in the league. This season, the Flames are 17-17 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-15 record.

This season, the Flames have an over/under record of 40-28-2. Throughout the season, they have played 37 games that went over the 6 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.3 per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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For their offensive performance, the Blackhawks come in averaging 2.2 goals per game this season, which is 31st in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 30th in the league. This season, the Blackhawks are 5-14 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 15-29 record.

This season, the Blackhawks’ have an over/under record of 29-40-2. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 5.8 goals per game.

Calgary Team Defense

Calgary defense takes on the Blackhawks ranked 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30 shots per game against Calgary. They also are 25th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

Chicago defense takes on the Flames ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.2 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 27th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Flames vs Blackhawks Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Calgary has an puck line record of 6-4 while averaging 3 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Chicago has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-4.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the favorite, the Flames have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 1-2.

Flames vs Blackhawks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blackhawks to defeat the Flames while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +146, I’m placing a wager on the Blackhawks to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Blackhawks winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Blackhawks straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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