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Dallas Has Crumbled in Back-to-Back Scenarios

Calgary just had its long winning streak ended by the Boston Bruins the other night but that doesn’t mean the Flames won’t be big favorites against the Dallas Stars on Friday. The Stars, who are on the second half of a back-to-back, opened as the +180 underdogs and considering they’re 2-8 SU in the back halves of their last 10 b2b’s, I’m surprised that line isn’t much bigger.

SHARK BITES
  • The Flames are 8-0 SU and 6-2 on the puckline in their last 8 games against losing teams.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Stars' last 5 games.
  • The Stars are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road.

Much of the Flames’ rise to relevance has hinged on the stellar play of Brian Elliott and if he’s healthy enough to suit up this evening, Calgary should be a lock. The Newmarket, Ontario native has earned wins in nine consecutive starts during which he’s posted a save percentage under .913 just once. Elliott is one of the stars of the second half of this NHL season and the Flames will now be confident with him as their starting goalie going into the playoffs.

There aren’t many good things to say about the Stars. Yes, they avenged their 7-1 loss to the Oilers with a win against the lowly Canucks yesterday but when you look at their game log that's seen them go 3-9 straight up after their last 12 wins, it’s not looking good for Lindy Ruff and the boys from the Big D tonight.

If St. Patty’s Day has you feeling lucky, take a risk and throw down a puckline bet on the Flames. Calgary is 15-20 against the spread at the Saddledome this season and has been one of the hottest puckline bets in the NHL.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Calgary Flames as -220 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.5-1.1 win for the Flames on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Dallas Stars vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Calgary Flames sport a record of 39-27-4 heading into this matchup, while the Dallas Stars sit at 28-32-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 29-33-8 for the Flames and 39-31 for the Stars. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Dallas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (Calgary Flames) and the No. 11 (Dallas Stars) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 16-ranked offense (2.76 goals per game) against a Dallas Stars defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.29 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 19.91% rate while the Stars have a 73.89% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Stars were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Dallas at -127 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Flames were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
  • Dallas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
  • Calgary is 13-6 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Calgary is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Calgary is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Calgary is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas home to San Jose, Monday, March 20th
Calgary home to Los Angeles, Sunday, March 19th

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