Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
Two squads at opposite ends of the Western Conference will face off when the Calgary Flames (46-20-9, second place) visit the Chicago Blackhawks (25-39-11, 14th) on Monday at 8:00 PM ET. The sportsbooks have made the Flames big favorites at -282 on the moneyline, despite being the visitors, and the Blackhawks are at +220. Find more below on the Flames vs. Blackhawks betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Flames vs. Blackhawks Spread and Betting Line
Flames vs Blackhawks Betting Information
Flames vs. Blackhawks Game Info
- Game Day: Monday, April 18, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Computer Predictions for Flames vs. Blackhawks
Computer picks for Flames vs Blackhawks
Flames 4 Blackhawks 2
Flames vs. Blackhawks Betting Trends
Calgary has gone 38-21 as the favorite this season.
The Flames have a record of 8-5 this season while playing with their moneyline odds shorter than -282.
Calgary has a 73.8% chance of winning this game, based on the moneyline odds.
Calgary Flames Leaders
Johnny Gaudreau is currently one of Calgary’s leading contributors (105 total points), having registered 36 goals and 69 assists.
Matthew Tkachuk has 39 goals and 57 assists to total 96 points (1.3 per game).
Elias Lindholm’s 78 points this season have come via 39 goals and 39 assists.
Jacob Markstrom has a record of 35-15-8. He has conceded 130 goals (2.2 goals against average) and recorded 1552 saves with a .923 save percentage (fourth-best in the league).
Calgary Flames Season Stats
The Flames score the sixth-most goals in the league, averaging 3.6 per game for a total of 266 this season.
The Flames have conceded the second-fewest goals in NHL action this season, 187 (only 2.5 per game).
The team has the league’s third-best goal differential at +79 this season.
The 50 power-play goals the Flames have put up this season have come on 214 power-play chances, ranking them ninth-best in the NHL.
The Flames have the league’s ninth-best power-play conversion rate at 23.4%.
The Flames have scored a total of seven shorthanded goals this season.
The Flames’ penalty-kill percentage (83.9%) is the league’s fifth-best.
The Flames win the ninth-highest percentage of faceoffs in the NHL at 51.4%.
The Flames shoot 9.9% as a team, ranked 12th-best in the league.
The Flames average 21.9 hits and 11.6 blocked shots per game.
Blackhawks vs. Flames Betting Trends
The Blackhawks have been made the underdog 57 times this season, and upset their opponent 17 times.
Chicago has been an underdog by +220 or longer on the moneyline five times, losing each of those contests.
The moneyline implies a 31.2% chance to win for the Blackhawks.
Chicago Blackhawks Leaders
Patrick Kane is a top offensive contributor for his team with 87 points (1.2 per game). He has totaled 25 goals and 62 assists in 71 games (playing 21:46 per game).
Alex DeBrincat is crucial for Chicago’s offense with 72 total points (1.0 per game), including 39 goals and 33 assists through 75 games.
Seth Jones has five goals and 44 assists for Calgary.
Kevin Lankinen has a record of 5-13-6 in 26 games this season, conceding 92 goals (3.7 goals against average) with 719 saves and an .887 save percentage, 52nd in the league.
Chicago Blackhawks Season Stats
The Blackhawks’ 197 total goals (2.6 per game) rank 28th in the league.
The Blackhawks’ 266 total goals conceded (3.6 per game) rank 25th in the NHL.
They have a -69 goal differential, which ranks 28th in the league.
The Blackhawks have recorded 46 power-play goals this season (16th in the NHL) on 225 power-play chances.
The Blackhawks have the NHL’s 18th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 20.4%.
The Blackhawks have scored two shorthanded goals this season (29th among NHL teams).
The 75.1% of opponent power plays the Blackhawks kill is the 26th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
The Blackhawks have the league’s 18th-ranked faceoff win percentage (49.2%).
The 9.1% shooting percentage the Blackhawks have compiled ranks 25th in the league.
The Blackhawks have not had a shutout win yet this season.
Flames and Blackhawks Injury Report
Flames: Sean Monahan: Out For Season (Hip), Tyler Parsons: Out For Season (Undisclosed)
Blackhawks: Jujhar Khaira: Out (Back), Connor Murphy: Out (Concussion Protocol)
Betting Tips for Flames vs. Blackhawks
We have the Flames predicted as our best bet on the moneyline in this game, and our pick against the spread is the Flames (+). Our computer model has the scoring going over the total of 6 goals when it’s sorted out on the ice.
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