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NHL Game Preview - Flames underdogs vs Predators at Nashville


Calgary Flames

Nashville Predators
16-24-6 January 14, 2014, 08:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena 19-21-7



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Calgary duelling Nashville on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena.

The Flames will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 16-24-6 this season, while the Predators are 19-21-7. Calgary is 21-25 on the totals; Nashville is 17-21-9.

View Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Flames listed earlier today as underdogs of 162 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

The Predators sit at No. 20 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at a No. 30 on the same chart.

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The Flames were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Hurricanes. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +168 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Predators were a 4-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wild. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nashville's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.32 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.13 goals allowed. The Predators power play is averaging 19.72% while the Flames defense kills off 81.33% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary home to Atlanta, Thursday, January 16th
Nashville at Philadelphia, Thursday, January 16th