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Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche in NHL Odds

The Colorado Avalanche battle the visiting Calgary Flames on Saturday in NHL betting odds action at Pepsi Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Colorado sat as -118 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.3-2 result in favor of the Avalanche. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Calgary Flames will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 17-18-2 this season, while the Avalanche are 18-17-3. Calgary is 19-16-2 on the totals; Colorado is 19-18-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Calgary injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Colorado Avalanche and the No. 23-ranked Calgary Flames, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Colorado Avalanche No. 7-ranked offense (2.87 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.27 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 20.61% rate while the Flames have a 73.91% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Kings at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -128 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blackhawks on December 31. Bettors who backed the Blackhawks at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Calgary is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
  • Colorado is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Colorado's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, January 5th
Colorado home to Los Angeles, Monday, January 4th