Chicago Blackhawks Odds
The Chicago Blackhawks, with a trio of Stanley Cup victories since the turn of the century, have a passionate and devoted following across the state. Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith continue to lead the way as the club looks to recapture some of the magic of its glory days.
In Illinois, you can bet on every Blackhawks game online plus find dozens of team and player props. You can even bet live as any game plays out or make an NHL futures bet on the ‘Hawks to hoist the Stanley Cup again.
See below for the latest Chicago Blackhawks odds at Illinois online sportsbooks. Click on any of the odds to go straight to the sportsbook, claim your bonus and start making your Blackhawks bets.
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Next Up: Buffalo Sabres
- Game Day: Friday, April 29, 2022
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Location: Buffalo, New York
- Arena: KeyBank Center
Betting Insights For The Sabres Game
- The Blackhawks are scoring 2.6 goals per game (27th in NHL), and the Sabres concede 3.5 (25th).
- Chicago is 27th in the league in terms of goal differential, at -73.
- The Blackhawks average 7.6 penalty minutes per game, 25th in the league.
Chicago's Last 10 Games
|Overall Record||ATS Record||O/U/P||AVG Total||AVG Goals Scored||AVG Goals Allowed|
Betting Lines And Odds For Blackhawks Vs. Sabres
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Blackhawks Betting Trends
- In Chicago's 61 games playing as the underdog on the moneyline this season, it has 18 wins.
- The Blackhawks have 13 wins in matches when their moneyline odds are +111 or longer (in 51 such games).
- Chicago's moneyline gives it an implied probability of 47.4% to win this game.
Recent Meetings With The Sabres
Blackhawks Player Insights
- Patrick Kane is Chicago's leader in points (91) and assists (65).
- Chicago's top performer in terms of goals (41) is Alex DeBrincat.
- Chicago has the 120th-ranked player in the NHL in penalty minutes, Connor Murphy, with a team-high 47.
- Chicago's Kevin Lankinen is 8-15-2 in net, with an .891 save percentage (46th in the league) and a 3.5 goals against average.
- Chicago's leader in plus-minus rating is Taylor Raddysh, at +2.
Injuries For Buffalo Vs Chicago
Sabres: Craig Anderson: Questionable (Undisclosed), Malcolm Subban: Out (Upper Body), Kyle Okposo: Questionable (Ankle), Cody Eakin: Out (Illness), Drake Caggiula: Out (Upper Body)
Blackhawks: Jujhar Khaira: Out (Back), Connor Murphy: Out (Concussion), MacKenzie Entwistle: Out (Shoulder), Kirby Dach: Out (Shoulder)
Blackhawks Upcoming Games
Betting on NHL player props and futures in Illinois
For even more ways to bet on the Blackhawks this season, you can check out props and futures wagers. Prop bets are available on each of the individual games, and you’ll even find some of the season-long variety.
For the games, many props will revolve around the performance of individual players, such as:
- How many total points will Alex DeBrincat have — over/under 1.5?
- Will Patrick Kane score a goal in the game — yes/no?
- Who will have more total hits plus shots — Duncan Keith or Shea Theodore?
Many props will also revolve around game or team circumstances, for instance:
- Will overtime be needed to decide the game — yes/no?
- Which side will record more shots — Blackhawks or Red Wings?
As mentioned, you’ll also find some season-long props inside of the NHL futures market, for example:
- League leaders — goals, points, wins, etc.
- How many total goals for Kane this year — over/under 35.5?
The futures market doesn’t end there. There are lots of wagers you can place on events that won’t occur until the end of the season, including the:
- Stanley Cup winner
- Division and conference winners
- Team to make or miss playoffs
- Regular-season win and point totals
- Individual player award trophies: Hart, Vezina, Calder, etc.
A number of the top attractions in the futures market stay active all year round. For example, odds for the winner of next year’s Stanley Cup will be released soon after the current edition is in the books.
You can place bets right away, and also stay engaged all year to scout for further opportunities. Futures are a great way to stay engaged with the NHL throughout the season, and a handy research tool as you project out the coming year.
NHL online betting rules in Illinois
Betting rules for hockey are pretty standard at legal online sportsbooks. However, there are occasional oddball events that may impact your wagers. Here’s the gist of what you need to know:
- Bets can revolve around regulation time or include overtime and shootouts. They’ll be clearly listed by the operator; however, take the time to verify your wager.
- Shootout goals generally don’t count for player props.
- The settlement of bets is based on official NHL statistics.
- Canceled games will be considered void and wagers will be refunded.
While these are the standard rules, certain situations may vary by operator. It’s always a good rule of thumb to review the house rules for the sport you are betting on for specifics. If you have questions after reviewing the terms and conditions, you can always reach out to the operator via various customer support options.
Chicago Blackhawks First-Round NHL Draft Picks
In the past decade, Chicago was one of the top clubs in the NHL. Naturally, that translated into lower draft positions for the franchise. The club also traded away a pair of higher picks during its quest for Stanley Cup wins.
The story has been a little different over the past few seasons as the team continues to restock the coffers. Here are the players selected in the first round by the Blackhawks over the past 10 years:
- 2021: Nolan Allen, D, Prince Albert (WHL)
- 2020: Lukas Reichel, LW, Berlin (DEL)
- 2019: Kirby Dach, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
- 2018: Adam Boqvist, D, Brynas IF Gavle (Sweden)
- 2018: Nicolas Beaudin, D, USNDT (USHL)
- 2017: Henri Jokiharju, D, Portland (WHL)
- 2014: Nick Schmaltz, C, Green Bay (USHL)
- 2013: Ryan Hartman, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
- 2012: Teuvo Teravainen, LW, Jokerit Helsinki (SM-Liiga)
- 2011: Mark McNeill, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
- 2011: Phillip Danault, C, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
- 2010: Kevin Hayes, RW, Nobles School (MA)
Chicago Blackhawks scoring leaders
If we look over the past decade of Blackhawks hockey, we find a number of familiar names at the top of the scoring charts. Here are the team leaders for each of the past 10 seasons in the major categories:
|2020-21||Patrick Kane, 66||Alex DeBrincat, 32||Patrick Kane, 51|
|2019-20||Patrick Kane, 84||Patrick Kane, 33||Patrick Kane, 51|
|2018-19||Patrick Kane, 110||Patrick Kane, 44||Patrick Kane, 66|
|2017-18||Patrick Kane, 76||Alex DeBrincat, 28||Patrick Kane, 49|
|2016-17||Patrick Kane, 89||Patrick Kane, 34||Patrick Kane, 55|
|2015-16||Patrick Kane, 106||Patrick Kane, 46||Patrick Kane, 60|
|2014-15||Jonathan Toews, 66||Jonathan Toews, 28||Marian Hossa, 39|
|2013-14||Patrick Sharp, 78||Patrick Sharp, 34||Duncan Keith, 55|
|2012-13||Patrick Kane, 55||Patrick Kane, 23||Patrick Kane, 32|
|2011-12||Marian Hossa, 77||Patrick Sharp, 33||Marian Hossa, 48|
|2010-11||Jonathan Toews, 76||Patrick Sharp, 34||Patrick Kane, 46|
Blackhawks head coaching history
On the head coaching front, the Blackhawks benefited tremendously from the lengthy run of Joel Quenneville. He led the team from 2008-18, a period of outstanding success in Chicago history as the team snagged a trio of Stanley Cups.
Here’s a look at how the past five head coaches for the team have fared on an overall basis:
Who is the captain of the Blackhawks?
The captain’s “C” is not handed out lightly in NHL circles. Players who get named as team leaders are generally cornerstone players of the franchise. That has certainly been the case with the Blackhawks.
Since the turn of the century, only five players have served as official team captain. Here’s the list along with the years they spent with the “C” on their jerseys:
- Jonathan Toews: 2008-present
- Martin Lapointe: 2007-08
- Adrian Aucoin: 2005-07
- Alexei Zhamnov: 2002-04
- Tony Amonte: 2000-02
Chicago Blackhawks home games
From 1929 through 1994, the Blackhawks played home games at Chicago Stadium. The venue could accommodate over 18,000 fans for hockey when standing room rules were in effect. While the arena will always hold a special place in the hearts of Blackhawks fans and hockey historians, the club moved to more modern digs for the 1994 season. Here are the details on where you can catch the Blackhawks in person:
- Location: Chicago
- Owner and Operator: United Center Joint Venture, a 50/50 split between the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks
- Opening Date: Aug. 18, 1994
- Construction Cost: $175 million
- Capacity: 19,717 for hockey, expandable to 22,428 with standing room
- Also Hosts: Chicago Bulls, concerts and events
How to watch, listen, live stream Blackhawks games
NBC Sports Chicago is the broadcast home for Blackhawks games. The channel is available on numerous cable, satellite and streaming packages throughout Illinois. Pat Foley calls the play-by-play action. Former NHL star Eddie Olczyk serves as the primary analyst, while Steve Konroyd chips in.
National broadcasts of select games also are available on the NHL’s national broadcast partners: NBC, NBC Sports Network and NHL Network. Subscription service ESPN+ also carries some NHL games throughout the season.
The flagship radio station for Blackhawks games is WGN Radio AM 720, which is based out of Chicago. John Wiedeman handles the play-by-play call on the radio side, while Troy Murray is on board as the analyst.
The audio feed is also picked up by a number of affiliates across the state, so be sure to check your local listings for the exact location on the dial. Additionally, radio broadcasts of Blackhawks games are available on NHL.com and via the TuneIn radio app.
Best Chicago Blackhawks bars in Illinois
If you’re looking to head out to catch the game, you have plenty of options to explore. Even better, the legalization of sports betting in Illinois means that you can place your wagers on the go via an app on your phone.
You’ll also be able to live bet as the action plays out on the ice. There are a number of stellar sports bars throughout Illinois. Here are a handful that know how to do Blackhawks games right.
Note: Please check Illinois health mitigation protocols before visiting your local pub or restaurant.
O’Malley’s Pub & Eatery
Near Phillips Park Golf Course in Aurora, O’Malley’s is a great spot to get food and drink. The menu features traditional comfort fare, and there are plenty of TVs and drink specials available as you soak in the game.
- Address: 701 Hill Ave., Aurora, IL 60505
- Phone: 630-898-8700
- Website: www.omalleysaurora.com
- Hours: Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Finley Dunne’s Tavern
A neighborhood pub in the Lakeview area of Chicago, Finley Dunne’s is an old-school, casual-style spot. Featuring typical bar food and drink specials, it’s a great place to kick back and catch the Blackhawks’ action.
- Address: 3458 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
- Phone: 773-477-7311
- Website: finleydunnes.com
- Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Fridays, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Hawkeye’s Bar & Grill
Happy to be known as a dive bar, Hawkeye’s is a neighborhood pub in Chicago. You’ll find food and drink specials plus a festive atmosphere as you get set to enjoy the game.
- Address: 1458 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
- Phone: 312-226-3951
- Website: hawkeyesbarandgrill.com
- Hours: Seven days a week, 11 a.m.-midnight
Chubby Bullfrog Bar & Grill
If you’re in the West Dundee area, be sure to check out the Chubby Bullfrog. One of several official Blackhawks bars across the state, this spot features craft beers, a full menu, karaoke, darts and more.
- Address: 1494 Spring Hill Mall, West Dundee, IL 60118
- Phone: 847-428-7080
- Website: www.thechubbybullfrog.com
- Hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays, 4 p.m.-12 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday, noon-10 p.m.; closed on Mondays
Bar Down Sports Grill
Located in the Barrington Square Mall Shopping Center in Hoffman Estates, Bar Down features daily specials, a lengthy happy hour during the week and plenty of screens to catch the Blackhawks game.
- Address: 2354 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
- Phone: 847-310-3227
- Website: bardownsportsgrill.com
- Hours: Mondays to Thursdays, 11 a.m.-midnight; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sundays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Regardless of where you plan to go to watch the Chicago Blackhawks game, it’s always a good idea to call ahead and verify the hours of operation.
Chicago Blackhawks team history
The Blackhawks are one of the Original Six franchises in the NHL. The other members of that prestigious group are the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Games between these clubs are among the many highlights of the NHL regular season. Overall, the Blackhawks have found a good deal of success with plenty of playoff appearances and six Stanley Cups titles.
However, there was also a lengthy drought in between the third and fourth Stanley Cup victories, which spanned from 1961 through 2010. Here are some of the key details and notable facts about this iconic NHL franchise:
- Founded: 1926
- Stanley Cups: 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, 2015
- Conference Championships: 1992, 2010, 2013, 2015
- Division Titles: 16, last one in 2016-17
- Presidents Trophies: 1990-91, 2012-13
- Playoff Appearances: 63 in 93 seasons
- Retired Numbers: Seven (six numbers) — Glenn Hall, Keith Magnuson, Pierre Pilote, Bobby Hull, Denis Savard, Stan Mikita, Tony Esposito
- Longest Home Winning Streak: 13 games in 1970
- Longest Overall Winless Streak: 15 games in 1928-29
- Longest Overall Undefeated Streak: 30 games in 2012-13
- Most Games Played: Mikita, 1,394
- Most Goals in a Season: Hull, 58 in 1968-69
- Most Goals in a Single Game: Grant Mulvey, five in 1982
- Longest Shootout: 11 rounds vs. Columbus Blue Jackets in 2009
Chicago Blackhawks FAQ
The Wirtz Corp. is the official owner of the Blackhawks, with Rocky Wirtz serving as CEO. The family purchased an interest in the team in 1952 and took over full ownership in 1966. Frederic McLaughlin was the original owner, and his estate sold to James Norris in 1946. Norris had a pair of partners during his time at the helm, including Arthur Wirtz. According to the latest NHL franchise valuations from Forbes, the Blackhawks currently carry a price tag of $1.085 billion, which places them in fourth place in the league in terms of value.
On the low end, Blackhawks tickets can be had for $26. The average value is a shade over $100. As you would expect, the better seats, such as center ice rink side and suites, will run into the hundreds of dollars. Additionally, keep in mind that prices may vary depending on the opponent and how the season as a whole is going in Chicago.
The team’s last trip to the Stanley Cup Final came at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. The club was paired up with the Tampa Bay Lightning and took them down in six games for a third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Chicago has won six Stanley Cups in total, with the other five wins coming in 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013.
The team has retired six numbers, one of which was in honor of two players. Here’s the full list.
- 1 — Glenn Hall, G
- 3 — Keith Magnuson, D, and Pierre Pilote, D
- 9 — Bobby Hull, LW
- 18 — Denis Savard, C
- 21 — Stan Mikita, C
- 35 — Tony Esposito, G
A number of legendary players have suited up for Chicago since the franchise’s inception. Among the most famous names are all-time NHL greats such as Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita. In more recent decades, iconic players such as Jeremy Roenick and Chris Chelios have sported the Blackhawks sweater. Of the current crop, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews lead the way and are climbing up the franchise record books.
Back in 2007, the team struck paydirt when it earned the rights to the top overall pick at the NHL Entry Draft. Patrick Kane was the choice, and he became a cornerstone of the franchise. The Blackhawks had the second overall pick in 1965 and used it to select Andy Culligan. The team has had the third overall choice six times overall, including in 2006 when it selected current team captain Jonathan Toews.