St. Louis favored by -130 against Calgary on Thursday
Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues Odds
Hockey bettors look for value at Scottrade Center on Thursday as host St. Louis battles the Calgary Flames in hockey odds action.
Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 19-23-4 so far this season, while the Blues are at 27-17-2. In totals betting, the Blues are 20-21-5, while the Flames are 23-19-4.
Bettors looking to side with the Blues in this one found them earlier as -130 favorites on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 23-rated Flames taking on the No. 8-rated Blues in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 16-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Flames have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Calgary, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Predators at -150 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
The Blues were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Nashville are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Flames at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Calgary is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Calgary at Chicago, Friday, April 26
St. Louis home to Chicago, Saturday, April 27