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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Calgary Flames and the Phoenix Coyotes meet at Jobing.com Arena.

The Flames were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +193 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Bruins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -172 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Phoenix:
Team record: 31-25-11 SU, ATS

is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Calgary
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of last 15 games
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chicago are 5-5
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Calgary:
Team record: 27-33-7 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Phoenix

When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Los Angeles are 1-9
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Next up:
Calgary home to Buffalo, Tuesday, March 18
Phoenix at Los Angeles, Monday, March 17