Avalanche play host to Flames
With a dozen victories over their first 14 games of the season the Colorado Avalanche will be looking to knock off the Calgary Flames when they host them on Friday night.
The Avalanche are 4-6 SU in their past 10 games against the Flames dating back to 2011, but Colorado's loss to the Predators on Wednesday was only their second of the season. The OVER/UNDER is 5-4-1 in their 10 most recent matchups.
Colorado battles the Flames, currently with a 6-8-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 6-8 for the Avalanche and 10-6 for the Flames.
The visitors opened as 209 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
The Avalanche sit at No. 13 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at a No. 23 on the same chart.
The Flames were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -238 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Colorado lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Predators on November 6. Bettors who backed the Predators at +163 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.29 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.56 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 18.18% while the Flames defense kills off 76% of their penalties.
Calgary at San Jose, Tuesday, November 12th
Colorado at Washington, Sunday, November 10th