Hockey bet concerns continue to mount for the prospects of the Chicago Blackhawks being able to make the post season as they have not lived up to preseason bet hockey expectations.
The Chicago Blackhawks will host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night with a starting time of 9 PM ET. This matchup has plenty of Western Conference playoff implications and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds for you so be sure and open your account and have it ready for action today.
The Flames had a record of 31-23-3-6 with the hockey gambling odds and were 13-13-2-3 on the road with just 13 of their 31 away games going over the total. Calgary was considered to be out of the running for a playoff spot at the start of the New Year but has rallied with a strong second half as one of the best values on the board.
Calgary was so hot that they were bound to eventually cool off and that is exactly what has happened as the Flames lost 4 out of 7 games from February 11 through February 25. Offense has been the key to Calgary’s success as they ranked 7th for goal scoring and 16th for goals against. Jerome Iginla led the Flames with 25 goals and 33 assists.
The Blackhawks had a record of 32-23-2-4 with the hockey lines and were 18-14 at home with just 12 of their 32 games as a host going over the total. The Blackhawks are still an excellent offensive team that ranked 5th in the NHL for goal scoring but free agency cleaned out their roster of role players and both goaltenders from last year’s Stanley Cup winning team.
On the positive Corey Crawford has emerged as the number one goaltender with a sparkling 2.11 goals against average and 21 wins with 3 shutouts. Patrick Sharp remains in top form as he had a team best 32 goals.
The Blackhawks have dominated the Flames at United Center with 8 consecutive home payouts against Calgary. This series has gone under the hockey bet total in just 3 of the last 13 meetings in the Windy City.