Calgary Flames take on Predators in hockey test
Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday as host Nashville battles the Calgary Flames in hockey odds action.
The Predators sit at 11-13-6 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 11-12-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Nashville is 11-17-2 OU, and Calgary is 15-10-2 OU.
The visitors opened as +-142 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Predators rated this week at No. 26 and the Flames sitting at No. 21.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 29-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 18.1% rate while the Flames have a 77.1% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Calgary, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -135 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Nashville was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jackets. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Columbus are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few Flames at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
Calgary is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Calgary is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games when playing Nashville
Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Nashville's last 15 games at home
Nashville is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing Calgary
Nashville is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Calgary
Nashville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Calgary at Columbus, Friday, March 22
Nashville home to Columbus, Saturday, March 23