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NHL Betting Preview - Calgary Flames Underdogs vs Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Calgary Flames on Thursday, with the host Lightning trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Calgary Flames before puck drop in this match found them as 127 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, according to BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-1.2 result in favor of the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Calgary Flames will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 30-26-4 this season, while the Lightning are 27-24-8. Calgary is 25-29-6 against the total, while Tampa Bay is 27-25-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Calgary injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Lightning, most recently No. 23 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Calgary Flames, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 2.78 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.87 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 21.26% while the Flames defense kills off 81.02% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +136 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-1 winner at home against the Oilers. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Calgary is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games
  • Calgary is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Florida, Friday, February 24th
Tampa Bay home to Ottawa, Monday, February 27th

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