Most of the soccer games are in the winter break right now but the sport on ice is in full swing: The Chicago Blackhawks are clashing with the Calgary Flames in the NHL. The Flames are in strong shape and they are the fancied team in our betting tip. The game will start on Monday night in the United Center in Chicago.
Blackhawks are in trouble – Kane should make the difference
Without a doubt, the Chicago Blackhawks are one of the most successful teams in the National Hockey League. The team from Chicago has already won the Stanley Cup six times, the last time in 2015. However, things are not going well in the current season for the Blackhawks. The team from Chicago is in the Central Division only in sixth place in the standings, the distance to the playoff places is already eleven points. If the Blackhawks actually want to reach the playoffs, they must start a winning streak. In the upcoming home game, however, the league leaders will be guests in Chicago. The Blackhawks rely mainly on striker Patrick Kane, who plays a strong season. However, it will be very difficult for the formally weak players from Chicago against the Flames. The starting position is clear, so we bet in our betting tip on a defeat of the Chicago Blackhawks. Crawford and Caggiula are injured against Calgary.
Flames currently the leader – Fancied team
While the Chicago Blackhawks are struggling this season, things are going very well for the Calgary Flames. In the Pacific Division, the Flames can be found at the top, they are currently the best team in the NHL. The playoffs are the big goal for the strong team from Calgary, they are fully on course. Next Tuesday, the Flames will be guests at the Chicago Blackhawks. In the United Center in Chicago, the Flames are clearly the favorite. In the recent clashes with the Blackhawks, Calgary could decide all of them for themselves. The last five games against the Chicago Blackhawks were all won. Also, in the upcoming duel, the Canadians are favored. However, the Flames have to play without Mangiapane, Välimäki, and Stone in Chicago. Rittich is still questionable.
Betting Tip Blackhawks vs. Flames
A win of the home team would be rewarded with odds between 3.40 and 3.70. A draw will pay out between 4.00 and 4.25. A win of the fancied team will pay between 1.70 and 1.93. Our betting tip: The Flames are currently the best team in the NHL. In the current condition, we expect an away win of the Calgary Flames.