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Hockey Matchup - Calgary Flames Chicago Blackhawks Odds Preview

Chicago Blackhawks

Calgary Flames
32-10-12 January 28, 2014, 09:30 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 18-27-7

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Calgary and Chicago on Tuesday, with the host Flames trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Flames currently sport a record of 18-27-7. The Blackhawks are 32-10-12. Betting totals have seen the Flames post a 24-27-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blackhawks have gone 28-26 against the number.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Flames in this one found them earlier as 162 underdogs on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Flames) and the No. 5 (Blackhawks) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Blackhawks were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Jets. That made winners of bettors who got Winnipeg at +230 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Calgary was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Predators. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.29 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.76 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.97% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 78.48% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago at Vancouver, Wednesday, January 29th
Calgary home to San Jose, Thursday, January 30th