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Hockey Matchup - Columbus Blue Jackets Calgary Flames Odds Preview

Calgary FlamesColumbus Blue Jackets
March 22, 7:00 PM | Nationwide Arena

Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds

11-13-4TEAM RECORD12-12-6

The visiting Flames hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Nationwide Arena against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets are 12-12-6 so far on the season. The Flames, meanwhile, are 11-13-4. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 11-18-1 and the Flames go 16-10-2 on the totals.

View Calgary vs Columbus Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Blue Jackets in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -136 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jackets - Flames odds would favor the Flames if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Columbus is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Calgary is at No. 21.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus' No. 30-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 13.9% rate while the Flames have a 77% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -135 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Predators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at -110 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Nashville are 6-4
After playing Nashville are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Flames at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Calgary's last 12 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus' last 6 games at home
Columbus is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Columbus is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Calgary home to St. Louis, Sunday, March 24
Columbus at Nashville, Saturday, March 23