Hockey Betting Playoffs – Calgary at Chicago at SBG Global

Hockey betting playoffs on Saturday include the Chicago Blackhawks hosting the Calgary Flames in Game 5 of their first round playoff series.

The Blackhawks have been tough at home in this series, winning the first two games so gamblers that bet on hockey might look to Chicago in this game. Let’s take a look at Game 5 between the Flames and Hawks.

Hockey betting playoffs results this season have not always favored the home team but in this series they have. Chicago has been tough at the United Center and that continues a season trend for the Blackhawks. Gamblers that bet on hockey saw the Blackhawks win 24 games at home this season. Chicago has a huge home ice edge and it is very important in this hockey betting playoffs series.

Chicago has won six of the last ten home games against Calgary as hockey betting playoffs numbers tell us. The first two games in this series were identical 3-2 wins for Chicago. The Flames have now lost the last four games in Chicago overall as hockey betting playoffs numbers indicate. Calgary has had trouble containing the Chicago offense on the road as Martin Havlat and Jonathan Toews have been potent.

Since both of the first two games in this series in Chicago had 3-2 finals that meant both games went under the hockey betting playoffs total of 5.5. That was somewhat unusual in this series though as the over was 5-1-2 in the previous eight meetings in Chicago.

Chicago has an offense and a defense that is potent as gamblers that bet on hockey know. The Blackhawks were in the Top 5 in the league scoring goals and in preventing goals as hockey betting playoffs numbers tell us. In this hockey betting playoffs series it is easy to see why Chicago was able to win games. They have a balanced offense and a solid defense.

Calgary was nothing special on the road this season going 19-20-2. The Flames just don’t play good enough defense at home as their hockey betting playoffs numbers indicate. Since home ice is with Chicago they could be the choice for gamblers who bet on hockey in this game.

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