Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Preview
Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Odds
The Calgary Flames look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Blue Jackets arrive at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.
The Blue Jackets will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 13-14-7 this season, while the Flames are 13-15-4. Columbus is 14-19-1 on the totals; Calgary is 18-12-2.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Flames rated this week at No. 23 and the Blue Jackets sitting at No. 26.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 21.4% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 85.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Columbus, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Oilers at -130 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Calgary was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Avalanche. They won as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Anaheim are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7
A few Blue Jackets at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Columbus' last 13 games on the road
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary
Columbus is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Calgary
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 7 games at home
Calgary is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Columbus
Columbus home to Anaheim, Sunday, March 31
Calgary at Edmonton, Monday, April 1