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Calgary favored by -165 against Columbus on Thursday

Columbus Blue JacketsCalgary Flames
Dec 1, 9:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Odds

6-15-3TEAM RECORD10-12-1

NHL wagering interest swings to the Calgary vs Columbus battle on Thursday at Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

This season the Flames are 10-12-1 overall while the Blue Jackets are 6-15-3. As for the totals, Calgary is 8-13-2 on the OU, and Columbus is 11-12-1.

View Columbus vs Calgary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Columbus before the first pitch in this match will find them as +-165-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 5.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Flames rated this week at No. 27 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 26.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 29-ranked offense (2.2 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 12.7% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 75.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -205 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 1-0 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on Calgary at -127 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Edmonton are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Jackets at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Columbus' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Columbus' last 16 games when playing Calgary
Columbus is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
Calgary is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary's last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Calgary's last 16 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Columbus at Edmonton, Friday, December 2
Calgary at Edmonton, Saturday, December 3

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