Flames vs. Blackhawks Free Pick
CHICAGO, IL (The Spread) – The Blackhawks host the Flames tonight at 8:00PM ET in a game that could be a low-scoring affair.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Blackhawks are -273 money line home favorites over the Flames, who are +242 money line road underdogs. The total for tonight’s game is also sitting at 5.5 goals.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Blackhawks opened as -235 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -273, while the Flames opened at +210 but now they’re +242. The total, meanwhile, opened at 5.5 goals and that’s where the number currently sits.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on this game, 89% of bettors favor the Blackhawks. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest NHL trends, the under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last five meetings in Chicago. The under is also 3-0-1 in the Flames’ last four road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600 and 4-1-1 in their last six games after allowing two goals or less in their previous game. The under is also 10-4 in their last 14 games on Wednesday, 5-2-1 in their last eight road games and 10-4 in their last 14 games when their opponent scores five goals or more in their previous game.
2014 NHL FREE PICK: FLAMES/BLACKHAWKS UNDER 5.5