Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames - 1/7/20 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:30 PM (United Center)
CAL -125 O/U 6.5
Sitting at 21-17-5, the Calgary Flames are in the middle of the pack in the Pacific Division. The Flames travel to the Windy City to battle the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flames lost to the Blackhawks by a score of 5-3 earlier in the year and are looking to pickup a road win.
Goal scoring has been somewhat of a struggle for the Flames this season. Matthew Tkachuk is the leading scorer for the Flames and has 15 goals and 21 assists on the year. Sean Monahan is an additional scorer for the Flames and has lit the lamp 14 times and added 20 assists this season. David Rittich is the man in goal for the Flames and is 17-10-5 this year with a 2.78 GAA.
In dead last in the Central Division with a 18-18-6 record, the Chicago Blackhawks are playing for the draft lottery. The Blackhawks play host to the Calgary Flames as they play out the season.
While the Blackhawks have struggled this year, Patrick Kane has not. Kane has 24 goals and 29 assists on the season. Jonathan Toews is another player to watch for the Blackhawks and has 10 goals and 20 assists this year. Robin Lehner is the defacto number one goalie for the Blackhawks and is 12-7-4 with a 2.92 GAA on the year.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games.
- Calgary are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Chicago.
- Chicago are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games against Calgary.
The Flames are heading to Chicago in this game, but it could be a struggle. The Flames offense has not been that strong on the year lately, but the Blackhawks defense is not the best either. Look for the Flames to fizzle out under the pressure of the Blackhawks in this game as the Blackhawks defense is able to play well enough to keep the Flames out of the net. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Blackhawks win 4-2.