Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks - 12/13/21 NHL Picks and Predictions

Calgary Flames at Chicago Blackhawks - 12/13/21 NHL Picks and Predictions Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks (10-15-2) vs Calgary Flames (15-7-6)

Game Info: Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +115 / Calgary Flames -147 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks face off on Monday in an NHL showdown at the United Center. When these two teams faced off on November 23rd it was the Flames that came away with the 5-2 victory. 

Calgary comes into this game with a 15-7-6 record overall and they have gone 11-4-2 on the road this season. Coming into this game the Flames have lost four games in a row including the last game against the Boston Bruins 4-2. At the end of the second period, the Flames were down 3-1 and they couldn’t bounce back in the loss. Calgary is averaging 3.04 goals while their defense is giving up 2.21 goals per game. They are averaging 34.4 shots per game which is 7th best in the NHL and they need to find a way to get the offense going. The Flames have a scoring efficiency of 1.37 which is 3rd in the NHL. In this game, it’s going to be about the offense getting out to a fast start. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Chicago Blackhawks who sit with a 10-15-2 record overall and they have gone 5-6-1 at home. In the last game against the Maple Leafs the defense was awful giving up five goals and that led to the one goal defeat. Chicago is averaging 2.18 goals per game while their defense is giving up 3.19 goals per game. The Blackhawks are only averaging 28 shots per game which is 30th in the NHL. Alex DeBrincat has been the top player for Chicago averaging 14 shots and adding another six assists. 

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The Flames are 0-4 in their last four games. The Blackhawks are 1-5 in their last six games playing on 1 day's rest. The favorite is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings. The under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago. 

The Blackhawks offense has been awful, and they are going to struggle to score against the Flames. Look for Calgary to find three or four goals and that will be the difference in this game. Back the Flames on the money line.

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