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Minnesota WildCalgary Flames
Jan 7, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome

Minnesota Wild vs Calgary Flames Odds

21-14-6TEAM RECORD18-19-5

The Minnesota Wild will look to grab a road win when they take on the Flames in Calgary at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday in hockey odds action.

The Flames are 18-19-5 so far on the season. The Wild, meanwhile, are 21-14-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Calgary go 17-23-2 and the Wild go 15-18-8 on the totals.

View Minnesota vs Calgary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Wild listed as underdogs of +-130 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Flames, most recently No. 22 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Wild, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 16.5% rate while the Wild have a 84.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -215 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

The Flames were a 9-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -245 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Florida are 4-4-2
After playing Vancouver are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Wild at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Calgary
Minnesota is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Calgary
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Calgary's last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games at home
Calgary is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota home to San Jose, Tuesday, January 10
Calgary home to New Jersey, Tuesday, January 10

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