Moneyline favors Wild in battle with Flames


Calgary Flames

Minnesota Wild
23-30-7 March 03, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 33-21-7



The Minnesota Wild look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Flames arrive at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 23-30-7 so far this season, while the Wild are at 33-21-7. In totals betting, the Wild are 17-30-14, while the Flames are 27-32-1.

View Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

The Flames were listed as 169 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Wild) and the No. 27 (Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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The Flames were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canucks on February 28. Bettors who backed the Wild at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.46 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.03 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 18.32% while the Flames defense kills off 80.98% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary home to Ottawa, Wednesday, March 5th
Minnesota at Dallas, Saturday, March 8th