NHL betting line favors Avalanche over Flames

Calgary FlamesColorado Avalanche
April 8, 9:00 PM | Pepsi Center

Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche Odds

13-20-4TEAM RECORD12-21-5

The visiting Flames hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Pepsi Center against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche sit at 12-21-5 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 13-20-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Colorado is 14-20-4 OU, and Calgary is 21-14-2 OU.

View Calgary vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Avalanche were listed earlier today as -152 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Avalanche sit at No. 30 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Colorado's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.3 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.6 goals allowed. The Avalanche power play is averaging 14.3% while the Flames defense kills off 78.4% of their penalties.

The Flames were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -285 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Colorado was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

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

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

A few Flames at Avalanche trends to consider:
Calgary is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Colorado
Calgary is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Calgary's last 13 games
Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Calgary
Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Colorado is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Calgary

Next up:
Calgary home to Vancouver, Wednesday, April 10
Colorado at Anaheim, Wednesday, April 10

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