Flames vs Blackhawks Prediction NHL Picks 3/26/24

Chicago Blackhawks (20-46-5) vs Calgary Flames (33-32-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 8:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Blackhawks +150 / Calgary Flames -175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks betting prediction for this NHL game on Tuesday, March 26th at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Flames recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Blackhawks recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Calgary
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Chicago
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Calgary and Chicago
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Calgary and Chicago

Flames Preview

The Calgary Flames are 33-32-5 this season after they lost to Buffalo by a score of 4-1 in their last game. Calgary tied the game at one in the second period, but they allowed three goals in the third period for the loss. The Flames out shot Buffalo by a total of 33-29 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Calgary lost to Vancouver by a score of 4-2 and Washington by a score of 5-2 in the two games prior to Buffalo. The Flames are scoring 3.09 goals per game and they are allowing 3.20 goals against per game, while going 14.8% on the power play and 83.2% on the penalty kill. Nazem Kadri has led Calgary with 23 goals, 36 assists, and 230 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Calgary is Jacob Markstrom, who is 22-18-2 this year with a 2.69 goals against average and a .909 save percentage. 

Blackhawks Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks are 20-46-5 this year after they defeated the Sharks in overtime by a score of 5-4 in their last game. Chicago trailed 4-0 in the second period, but they scored the last five goals in the game for the win. The Blackhawks out shot San Jose by a total of 31-30 and went 0-2 on the power play in the game. Chicago lost to Anaheim by a score of 4-0 and LA by a score of 6-2 in the two games prior to San Jose. The Blackhawks are scoring 2.20 goals per game and they are allowing 3.59 goals against per game, while going 15.9% on the power play and 76.8% on the penalty kill. Connor Bedard has led Chicago with 21 goals, 34 assists, and 177 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Chicago is Petr Mrazek, who is 16-26-4 this year with a 3.11 goals against average and a .904 save percentage. 

Chicago Blackhawks Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan Donato has scored a goal in four of the Blackhawks' last five home games.
  • Connor Bedard has recorded at least one assist in four of the Blackhawks' last five home games.
  • Taylor Hall has recorded at least one point in eight of his last nine appearances with his team as an underdog against the Flames.
  • Seth Jones ranks 1st in the Central Division for average time on ice (25:32) this season.

Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts

  • Nazem Kadri has scored at least one goal in each of his last three appearances at United Center.
  • Nazem Kadri has recorded an assist in each of the Flames' last six games against Central Division opponents.
  • Nazem Kadri has recorded at least one point in each of the Flames' last eight games against Central Division opponents.
  • Connor Zary ranks 1st amongst rookies for Plus/Minus (+15) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 32nd in the league for goals per game this season (2.20).
  • The Chicago Blackhawks rank 30th in the league for goals against per game this season (3.59).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 29th in the league in power play percentage this season (14.81%).
  • The Calgary Flames rank 5th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.17%).

Flames vs Blackhawks Betting Prediction 

Calgary comes into this matchup just about out of the playoff race, as they have a ton of ground to make up, and they have lost three games in a row. The Flames have been out scored 13-5 in those three losses and they are only 15-15-4 on the road. Chicago has been one of the bottom teams in the NHL this season, but they do play much better on home ice. The Blackhawks are very inconsistent in the offensive end of the ice, as they are only scoring 2.20 goals per game, but the Flames haven’t been great defensively in recent games. As the Flames continue to fall further out of the playoff race, I think we could see some poor results from them, and I think that could start here. The Blackhawks have collected 14 of their 20 wins at home and I think they pick up another win here. 

David’s Pick Blackhawks ML

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