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NHL: Scorching Hot Flames Visit Stars

The Calgary Flames have been largely irrelevant for the past several seasons, with last year's playoff run being the exception, but the team is one of the hottest in the NHL right now. The Flames are on a six-game winning streak and have averaged four goals per game in that span. If Calgary wants to be taken seriously though, they will need to put on a good showing against the No.1 team in the league on Thursday when they visit the Dallas Stars.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings between the Stars and Flames.
  • Despite being hot, the Flames are just 4-9-2 on the road this season.
  • Linemates Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn are second and third in the NHL in points.

Johnny Gaudreau continues to look like one of the best young goal-scorers in the NHL as the diminutive winger has tallied seven goals and four assists while posting a +9 rating during the Flames six-game streak. Johnny Hockey currently sits seventh in the NHL in points and has one goal against the Stars already this season.

The Stars will be looking to avenge a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames in Calgary in their first meeting of the season. Tyler Seguin was held scoreless in that affair, but has since notched eight points in six games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Dallas Stars as -196 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL betting matchup earlier. The over under total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at Bet365.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.3-2.1 result in favor of the Flames. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Dallas Stars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Dallas Stars are 23-6-2 overall while the Calgary Flames are 14-14-2. As for the totals, Dallas is 16-15 on the OU, and Calgary is 17-12-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Dallas vs Calgary injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Dallas Stars at No. 4 and the Calgary Flames at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Dallas's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 3.45 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 30 at 3.47 goals allowed. The Stars power play is averaging 22.22% while the Flames defense kills off 71.6% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Predators. Bettors on Calgary at +161 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -250 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 7 games
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 7 games on the road
  • Dallas is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 11 games when playing Calgary
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing at home against Calgary

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at St. Louis, Saturday, December 19th
Dallas home to Montreal, Saturday, December 19th