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Calgary Flames take on Blackhawks in hockey test

Calgary FlamesChicago Blackhawks
Dec 18, 7:00 PM | United Center

Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks Odds

14-14-4TEAM RECORD20-8-4

United Center hosts an NHL battle between the Chicago Blackhawks and the visiting Calgary Flames on Sunday.

Chicago will face the 14-14-4 Flames. In totals betting, the Blackhawks are 18-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Flames are 13-17-2 favoring the OVER.

View Calgary vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames were listed as +-200 underdogs on the hockey moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flames, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 4-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 19.8% rate while the Flames have a 82.6% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Calgary was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Panthers. Bettors on Florida at -162 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Ducks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blackhawks at -185 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Chicago Blackhawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Edmonton are 6-4
After playing Anaheim are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Flames at Blackhawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Calgary
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Calgary
Chicago is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Calgary home to Minnesota, Tuesday, December 20
Chicago at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, December 20

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