Flames try to upset the Hawks
The Calgary Flames have managed to pick up just three wins over their past 10 games against the Chicago Blackhawks as those teams prepare to hit the ice together on Sunday night.
Calgary is 3-7 over its past 10 games against Chicago, and the Flames went 0-3 against the Blackhawks in their three meetings on the NHL betting odds last season. The UNDER has paid out for totals bettors in their last four matchups.
Chicago battles the Flames, currently with a 5-6-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-8 for the Blackhawks and 9-4 for the Flames.
The Blackhawks were listed earlier today as -253 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
This game puts the Blackhawks, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Flames, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.
The Flames were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.
The Blackhawks were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 3-ranked offense (3.57 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.62 goals per game allowed. The Blackhawks powerplay has clicked at a 21.15% rate while the Flames have a 78.05% rate on the penalty kill.
Calgary at Minnesota, Tuesday, November 5th
Chicago at Atlanta, Wednesday, November 6th