Hockey odds preview - Minnesota vs. Calgary


Minnesota Wild

Calgary Flames
29-21-6 February 01, 2014, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 20-27-7



Calgary will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Minnesota Wild pay a visit to Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Wild will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 29-21-6 this season, while the Flames are 20-27-7. Minnesota is 16-27-13 against the total, while Calgary is 25-28-1 versus the number.

View Minnesota Wild vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Flames as 105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

The Flames sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wild sit at a No. 27 on the same chart.

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Minnesota was a 5-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Avalanche. They lost as +139 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 4-1 winner at home against the Sharks. Bettors on Calgary at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 28-ranked offense (2.37 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 14.62% rate while the Wild have a 79.78% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, February 4th
Calgary at Montreal, Tuesday, February 4th