Calgary Flames host St. Louis Blues in hockey action

30-7-5 January 09, 2014, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 15-22-6

The Calgary Flames will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the St. Louis Blues invade Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday.

The Flames sport a record of 15-22-6 heading into this matchup, while the Blues sit at 30-7-5 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-22 for the Flames and 22-15-5 for the Blues.

View St. Louis Blues vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Sportsbook had the Flames as 162 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at Sportsbook for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Flames - Blues odds would favor the Blues if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 2.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-2 Sportsbook as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -180 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Calgary lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Coyotes on January 7. Bettors who backed the Coyotes at -190 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 29-ranked offense (2.33 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.31 goals per game allowed. The Flames Sportsbook has clicked at a 13.97% rate while the Blues have a 84.83% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
St. Louis at Vancouver, Friday, January 10th
Calgary home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 11th
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