Flames vs Blackhawks Odds, Picks and Predictions for Monday (April 18)
- The Calgary Flames pay a visit to the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, April 18th
- The Flames are listed as heavy road favorites in the Monday NHL odds
- Read below for Flames vs Blackhawks odds, picks and prediction
The Calgary Flames look to move one step closer to winning the Pacific Division title on Monday, April 18th, when they take on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. The Flames are big -275 road favorites in the Windy City.
Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 pm ET. Let’s take a look at the Flames vs Blackhawks odds and offer you our NHL best bet and pick.
Flames vs Blackhawks Odds
|Game Time||Team||Puck Line||Total||Moneyline|
|Monday, April 18th||Calgary Flames||-1.5 (-108)||O 6.5 (+102)||-275|
|8:00 pm ET||Chicago Blackhawks||+1.5 (-113)||U 6.5 (-130)||+215|
Odds as of April 17th at Barstool Sportsbook.
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The Flames are coming off a 9-1 shellacking of the Coyotes. Listed as -275 moneyline favorites in the Monday NHL odds against the Blackhawks, they have an implied win probability of 73.33%.
Flames Massive Road Favorites in Monday NHL Odds
Save for a surprising 6-1 loss at home to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, the Flames have been on fire. With wins in six of their last seven, they have climbed the ladder in the Stanley Cup odds and now sit as the third betting favorite.
Matthew Tkachuk has 39 goals on the year, send tweet. pic.twitter.com/eMi177KOTd
— x – Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 17, 2022
Calgary’s top line continues their torrid pace, led by Johnny Gaudreau, who refuses to go away in the Hart Trophy odds. The Flames playmaker is now tied for third in the league in scoring with 105 points.
Most points in a season – #Flames franchise history:
131- K. Nilsson (1980-81)
110- J. Mullen (1988-89)
108- B. MacMillan (1978-79)
107- G. Chouinard ('78-79)
106- H. Loob(87-88)
105- J. Gaudreau (2021-22 via 2G-2A in a 9-1 win tonight)
104- Nilsson (82-83)
104- T. Fleury (90-91) pic.twitter.com/IiFC4QgvPs
— StatsCentre (@StatsCentre) April 17, 2022
The Flames haven’t lost on the road in over a month. They’ve won four of their past five games on the road by at least two goals. Calgary provides the third best return on investment in the NHL when you bet on them to cover the spread.
Not only do they score a ton with the sixth best offense in the league, they also have one of the best goalies in the league in Jacob Markstrom. The Flames number one netminder currently sits second to Igor Shesterkin in the Vezina Trophy odds. At +80, Calgary has the third best goal differential in the lead.
Blackhawks Betting Analysis
The Chicago Blackhawks are limping to the finish line in this forgettable regular season. They are the best team to bet against on the moneyline with a return of investment of 17.51% when you pick their opponent. Only four teams have a worse goal differential than the -66 they are currently sporting.
Blackhawks lose 4-3 to Predators https://t.co/NDWUYokAkz pic.twitter.com/WoDDD51Qp8
— 670 The Score (@670TheScore) April 16, 2022
They’ve dropped nine of their last 10, with five of those losses coming by at least two goals. Only the Montreal Canadiens and Arizona Coyotes have accumulated less home wins than the 12 the Blackhawks have managed at the United Center this year.
Bigger things were expected of Chicago this year, partly because of the off season acquisition of defenseman Seth Jones. The former Blue Jacket was a longshot in the Norris Trophy odds at the beginning of the season, but at -36, he has the second worst plus/minus of any defenseman in the league.
The Blackhawks have dropped both encounters with the Flames this year.
Flames vs Blackhawks Recent Results
|01/02/2022||CHI 1 – CGY 5||CGY||CGY||Over|
|11/23/2021||CGY 5 – CHI 2||CGY||CGY||Over|
|02/15/2020||CGY 4 – CHI 8||CHI||CHI||Over|
|01/07/2020||CHI 1 – CGY 2||CGY||CHI||Under|
|12/31/2019||CGY 3 – CHI 5||CHI||CHI||Over|
They’ve gone over the total both times they met this year and both teams have hit the over in their last three contests coming into this one.
Flames vs Blackhawks Pick & Prediction
A win all but sews up first place for the Flames who are huge favorites in the Pacific Division odds right now. We don’t just see a victory for Calgary here, but a big one.
The Flames are 9-2 in their last 11 games against Chicago and are a 5-0 in their last five visits to the Windy City. Calgary has won both meetings this season by at least two goals. They continue to play excellent hockey as the regular season nears it’s end.
Fast fact: #Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau is the first player to collect 100-plus points for a Darryl Sutter-coached team since Jeremy Roenick racked up 107 with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1993-94.
— Wes Gilbertson (@WesGilbertson) April 13, 2022
Chicago has given up 35.9 shots per game over their last 10 and against a Calgary team that boasts four 30-goal scorers, that’s a recipe for disaster on home ice. Take the Flames on the puck line with odds of -108 at Barstool Sportsbook.
Pick: Calgary Flames -1.5 (-108)
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