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Dec 15, 7:30 PM | St. Pete Times Forum

Calgary Flames vs Tampa Bay Lightning Odds

14-14-2TEAM RECORD12-16-2

St. Pete Times Forum hosts an NHL battle between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the visiting Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 14-14-2 so far this season, while the Lightning are at 12-16-2. In totals betting, the Lightning are 18-11-1, while the Flames are 12-16-2.

View Calgary vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 25-rated Lightning and the No. 20-ranked Flames, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.6 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Lightning power play is averaging 15% while the Flames defense kills off 82.6% of their penalties.

Calgary was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Predators. They lost as +134 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

The Lightning were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Tampa Bay Lightning Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Flames at Lightning trends to consider:
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Calgary
Tampa Bay is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Calgary at Florida, Friday, December 16
Tampa Bay at Columbus, Saturday, December 17

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