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Philadelphia Flyers

Calgary Flames
19-16-4 December 31, 2013, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 14-19-6



Calgary will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Philadelphia Flyers pay a visit to Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames are 14-19-6 so far on the season. The Flyers, meanwhile, are 19-16-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Calgary go 19-20 and the Flyers go 17-17-5 on the totals.

View Philadelphia Flyers vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Flyers listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Flames - Flyers odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 7.

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In their last action, Philadelphia was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Philadelphia at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Canucks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -145 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.44 goals per game, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.82 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.52% while the Flyers defense kills off 83.13% of their penalties.

Next up:
Philadelphia at Quebec, Thursday, January 2nd
Calgary home to Tampa Bay, Friday, January 3rd

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