Flames face Minnesota Wild: NHL odds preview and stats
Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild Odds
Xcel Energy Center hosts an NHL battle between the Minnesota Wild and the visiting Calgary Flames on Tuesday.
The Wild currently sports a record of 8-7-2. The Flames are 7-7-3. Betting totals have seen the Wild post a 4-11-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 9-7-1 against the number.
If you're going with the Wild in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -142 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Wild - Flames odds would favor the Flames if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 24 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Calgary is at No. 19.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.5 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 13.8% while the Flames defense kills off 75% of their penalties.
Last time out for Calgary, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -109 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Calgary at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Minnesota Wild Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 3-3-2
After playing Calgary are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Flames at Wild trends to consider:
Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Calgary is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 12 games
Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Calgary
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Calgary
Calgary at Colorado, Thursday, February 28
Minnesota at Phoenix, Thursday, February 28