Monday's NHL Prediction
CALGARY, AL (TheSpread) – The Calgary Flames look to get closer to a playoff spot on Monday when they host the Chicago Blackhawks. Here is a breakdown of my pick for this game.
Calgary is 26-21-7 on the season and 14-9-2 at home. The Flames have scored 154 goals and allowed 160. Calgary has won 7 of the last 10 games.
Chicago is 27-21-4 on the season and 11-8-4 on the road. The Blackhawks have scored 167 goals and allowed 147. Chicago has won 6 of the last 10 games.
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook Sportsbook.com have given Chicago betting odds of -116 for tonight’s game while Calgary has betting odds of +107. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 5.5. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.
Chicago Blackhawks vs. Calgary Flames, 9:30PM ET (View Matchup)
Chicago is 13-3 in their last 16 games against the Flames and 8-3 in their last 11 games in Calgary. The Flames are just 1-5 in their last 6 games as a home underdog. My pick goes with Chicago on the road as the Blackhawks are starting to face do-or-die status in terms of making a run or not making the playoffs. Chicago is too talented to have that happen and I see them picking up a big road win tonight.
NHL FREE PICK: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS -116