Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Tuesday, Mar. 26

Feb 9, 2024; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Seth Jones (4) skates with the puck against the New York Rangers during the first period at the United Center.
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We have your Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Calgary Flames hit the road to face the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Calgary Flames (33-32-5) are set to clash with the Chicago Blackhawks (20-46-5) in a Western Conference matchup. As the Flames look to ignite their playoff hopes, the Blackhawks aim to play spoiler and build momentum towards next season.

Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Odds Info

Moneyline: Calgary Flames -175 (BetRivers) / Chicago Blackhawks +160 (FanDuel)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Calgary Flames +143 (BetRivers) / Chicago Blackhawks -165 (BetMGM)

Total: 5.5 – +110 (FanDuel) / -134 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 26

Time: 07:30 PM

Location: United Center – Chicago, IL


Calgary Flames Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Calgary Flames have 15 wins and 19 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Calgary Flames have 15 wins and 16 losses.
  • This season, the Calgary Flames have hit 41 overs and 28 unders.

Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 14 wins and 22 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have 17 wins and 50 losses.
  • This season, the Chicago Blackhawks have hit 30 overs and 41 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames have faced off five times, with the Blackhawks emerging victorious in four of those encounters. These games span from January 2023 to January 2024, showcasing a competitive edge for Chicago despite their overall season struggles. The Blackhawks have consistently outperformed expectations, covering the spread in all five games, while the Flames have not managed to cover the spread even once. In terms of game totals, bettors have seen the ‘Over’ hit three times, with only one game going ‘Under’ the set total. The home team has claimed victory in three of the five matchups, with the visiting team taking the other two. The Blackhawks have demonstrated a strong offensive presence in these games, with a notable performance by their goaltender Petr Mrazek, who has been in net for three of the four wins against the Flames. On the other side, the Flames have seen Jacob Markstrom between the pipes for most of the matchups, but with less success against Chicago.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on January 27, 2024, where the Calgary Flames secured a narrow 1-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. This game was a defensive battle, with the only goal scored by Elias Lindholm of the Flames at the 15:55 mark of the second period, assisted by Yegor Sharangovich and Nazem Kadri. Both teams exhibited strong defensive efforts, with the Blackhawks blocking 19 shots and the Flames blocking 11. Calgary capitalized on their power play, converting at a rate of 50%, while Chicago failed to score on their two power play opportunities. The faceoff circle was closely contested, with the Blackhawks winning 52.7% of the draws. Despite the loss, Chicago’s goaltender Petr Mrazek put up an impressive performance, saving 30 of 31 shots for a save percentage of 0.968, while Calgary’s Jacob Markstrom earned a shutout, stopping all 32 shots he faced.

Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Predictions

The Calgary Flames head into the United Center with a sense of urgency, sitting just outside the playoff picture and on a two-game skid. The Flames’ offense, led by Blake Coleman and Nazem Kadri, has been inconsistent, but they’ll look to exploit a Blackhawks defense that has struggled all season. Calgary’s power play, converting at a modest rate, could be a difference-maker against Chicago’s penalty kill, which ranks among the league’s least effective.

On the other side, the Chicago Blackhawks, anchored by rookie sensation Connor Bedard, have had a season to forget, but they’ve shown flashes of promise for the future. Bedard’s dynamic playmaking and scoring ability will be key against a Flames team that has had its own defensive woes. The Blackhawks will also rely on their home crowd to provide an energy boost, as they’ve fared slightly better at the United Center compared to their dismal road record.

This game features a matchup of goaltenders at opposite ends of their careers, with the Flames likely turning to the veteran presence of Jacob Markstrom, while the Blackhawks continue to evaluate the future with their younger netminders. Special teams could play a pivotal role, and whichever team capitalizes on their opportunities could come away with the crucial two points. With both teams having much to prove, this matchup promises to be an intriguing battle of wills on the ice.

Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Pick

Considering the current standings and the urgency for the Calgary Flames to secure a playoff spot, the Flames moneyline bet is the more compelling choice. The Flames have demonstrated a stronger overall performance this season compared to the Blackhawks, and with key players like Blake Coleman and Nazem Kadri leading the charge, they have the offensive firepower to overcome Chicago’s defense. Additionally, the Flames’ power play could be a significant advantage against the Blackhawks’ weaker penalty kill. While the Blackhawks have shown they can be competitive, especially with Connor Bedard’s impressive rookie campaign, the Flames’ need for a win to keep their playoff hopes alive should give them the extra motivation needed to secure a victory.

Historically, the Blackhawks have had the upper hand in recent matchups, but the Flames’ narrow 1-0 victory in their last encounter suggests a shift in momentum. Calgary’s goaltender Jacob Markstrom is likely to bring his A-game, aiming for another shutout performance. The Flames have also been more consistent in covering the spread this season, and their recent trends indicate a team ready to bounce back from their losing streak. Given these factors, and the Flames’ overall better win percentage, betting on Calgary’s moneyline is a calculated risk with a potentially rewarding outcome.

The Pick: Calgary Flames -175 (BetRivers)

Calgary Flames vs. Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Chicago Blackhawks

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Ryan Donato Shots On Goal 1.5 9/10 -190 +145 3.3 3.28
Seth Jones Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -120 -110 3.8 3.61