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Calgary FlamesOttawa Senators
Dec 30, 7:30 PM | Scotiabank Place

Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators Odds

18-16-4TEAM RECORD17-15-5

Calgary pays a visit to Ottawa on Friday, hoping to shut down the Senators bats in hockey action at Scotiabank Place.

The Senators sit at 17-15-5 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 18-16-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Ottawa is 22-15 OU, and Calgary is 14-22-2 OU.

View Calgary vs Ottawa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Flames listed as underdogs of +-125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Senators sit at No. 17 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Ottawa's No. 8-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Senators powerplay has clicked at a 17.8% rate while the Flames have a 83.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Flames were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Ottawa, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Canadiens at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at +100 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Flames at Senators trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 5 games
Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games on the road
Calgary is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing at home against Calgary
Ottawa is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Calgary

Next up:
Calgary at Nashville, Sunday, January 1
Ottawa at Buffalo, Saturday, December 31

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