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Columbus Blue Jackets

Calgary Flames
7-11-3 November 20, 2013, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 7-11-3

Calgary will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Columbus Blue Jackets pay a visit to Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames currently sport a record of 7-11-3. The Blue Jackets are 7-11-3. Betting totals have seen the Flames post a 14-7 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Blue Jackets have gone 9-9-3 against the number.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Calgary sat as -116 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 25-ranked Flames and the No. 17-rated Blue Jackets in this matchup.

Calgary won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Jets on November 18. Bettors who backed the Flames at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 14-ranked offense (2.81 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.05 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 14.47% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 77.14% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Columbus at Vancouver, Friday, November 22nd
Calgary home to Florida, Friday, November 22nd