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Chicago Blackhawks Visit Calgary Flames Betting Lines and Pick for NHL Clash

The visiting Chicago Blackhawks hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Calgary Flames.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Calgary Flames were listed earlier today as -145 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 6.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3-2.6 victory for the Flames. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Calgary Flames currently sport a record of 18-16-4. The Chicago Blackhawks are 18-14-5. Betting totals have seen the Flames post a 16-21-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 15-20-2 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Chicago injuries news.

The Calgary Flames sit at No. 15 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Blackhawks sit at a No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 24-ranked offense (2.74 goals per game) against a Chicago Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.76 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 17.56% rate while the Blackhawks have a 81.51% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Oilers on December 29. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at +166 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Ducks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Ducks at -140 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
  • Chicago is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Calgary is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Calgary's last 8 games
  • Calgary is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at New York, Wednesday, January 3rd
Calgary home to Los Angeles, Thursday, January 4th