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Calgary Flames home to Avalanche in hockey betting action

Colorado AvalancheCalgary Flames
Dec 8, 9:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome

Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames Odds

13-14-1TEAM RECORD12-13-2

Scotiabank Saddledome hosts an NHL battle between the Calgary Flames and the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Thursday.

The Avalanche will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 13-14-1 this season, while the Flames are 12-13-2. Colorado is 13-13-2 on the totals; Calgary is 12-13-2.

View Colorado vs Calgary Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Flames were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Flames rated this week at No. 26 and the Avalanche sitting at No. 7.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 24-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 20 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 14.6% rate while the Avalanche have a 80.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Canucks on December 6. Bettors who backed the Canucks at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -122 were rewarded, while the 13 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Colorado Avalanche Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Buffalo are 7-3
After playing Vancouver are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Carolina are 5-5-2
After a win are 2-8

A few Avalanche at Flames trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 14 games when playing on the road against Calgary
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games
Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Calgary's last 14 games when playing at home against Colorado
Calgary is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Colorado at Edmonton, Friday, December 9
Calgary home to Edmonton, Saturday, December 10