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Struggling Coyotes Host Surging Flames

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The Arizona Coyotes played some great hockey in January to climb back into the playoff race in the Western Conference, but a loss Friday night would give them their longest losing streak of the season and dig them in a deeper hole in the ever-tightening West.

Shark Bites
  • UNDER is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Arizona between the Flames and Coyotes.
  • The Flames are 3-10 in the last 13 meetings in Arizona.
  • The Coyotes are 1-4 in their last five games versus the Pacific Division.

The Yotes have lost five-consecutive games heading into Friday night’s meeting with the Calgary Flames. That streak matches their longest of the season to date (December 1 through December 8) and now has them four points of the eight-seeded Nashville Predators.

A win by the suddenly-hot Calgary Flames would leapfrog them over the Coyotes as they sit one point back of their Pacific Division rivals. Calgary has won three consecutive games heading into Friday’s contest, capped by a 6-5 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks Thursday night.

The two have met twice already this season with the Coyotes posting 2-1 victories in both games. The Flames had the Coyotes number in the 2014-15 season, however, as they won all five meetings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're going with the Arizona Coyotes in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most NHL hockey betting menus (such as Bovada) early today for Friday's contest. The over-under total was at 5.5 earlier at Bet365.

A 3.7-1.9 result in favor of the Flames is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Arizona Coyotes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

24-23-6 Arizona battles the Flames, currently with a 25-25-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 26-20-7 for the Coyotes and 26-23-4 for the Flames. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Calgary injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Arizona Coyotes at No. 14 and the Calgary Flames at No. 6 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Arizona's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.64 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 26 at 2.98 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 18.18% while the Flames defense kills off 75.94% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Calgary was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Sharks. Bettors on Calgary at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Arizona lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canucks on February 10. Bettors who backed the Canucks at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Calgary is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
  • Calgary is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary home to Anaheim, Monday, February 15th
Arizona at San Jose, Saturday, February 13th