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Columbus Blue JacketsCalgary Flames
March 18, 8:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Odds

22-42-7TEAM RECORD34-26-12

Hockey bettors look for value at Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday as host Calgary battles the Columbus Blue Jackets in hockey odds action.

The Flames sit at 34-26-12 on the season; in comparison, the Blue Jackets are currently 22-42-7. Looking to wager on the totals? Calgary is 28-36-8 OU, and Columbus is 32-36-3 OU.

View Columbus vs Calgary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames were listed as -215 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Flames sit at No. 23 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jackets sit at a No. 29 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 17.7% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 76.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Columbus, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Canucks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canucks at -270 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Flames were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at -126 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Columbus Blue Jackets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chicago are 1-9
After playing Vancouver are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Los Angeles are 5-5
After playing Edmonton are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

A few Blue Jackets at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus' last 6 games when playing Calgary
Columbus is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Columbus is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Calgary
Calgary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Calgary is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Chicago, Tuesday, March 20
Calgary at Colorado, Tuesday, March 20