Hockey odds preview - Nashville vs. Calgary
Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Calgary vs Nashville battle on Friday at Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Flames are 10-11-4 so far on the season. The Predators, meanwhile, are 11-10-6. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Calgary go 13-10-2 and the Predators go 9-17-1 on the totals.
According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 24-ranked Flames and the No. 27-rated Predators in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 15-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 20% rate while the Predators have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Nashville was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Calgary was a 5-2 winner in its last match at home against the Red Wings. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.
Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Vancouver are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Predators at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nashville's last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nashville's last 10 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Nashville's last 16 games on the road
Nashville is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Calgary
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games when playing at home against Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Calgary's last 10 games when playing Nashville
Calgary is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Nashville
Nashville at Edmonton, Sunday, March 17
Calgary at Dallas, Monday, March 18