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NHL Betting Preview - Calgary Flames Underdogs vs Minnesota Wild at Minnesota

Fans betting on NHL look for value at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday as the host Minnesota Wild battle the Calgary Flames in hockey odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Minnesota Wild were listed earlier today as -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada), while odds makers set the opening betting total around 5.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3-2.8 result in favor of the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Wild sit at 22-17-3 on the season; in comparison, the Calgary Flames are currently 21-16-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 23-17-2 OU, and Calgary is 18-22-1 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Calgary injuries news.

The Minnesota Wild sit at No. 25 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Calgary Flames sit at a No. 15 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.93 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.9 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 19.53% while the Flames defense kills off 78.03% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Calgary won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Ducks on January 06. Bettors who backed the Flames at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at +115 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Calgary's last 11 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Calgary is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Tampa Bay, Thursday, January 11th
Minnesota at Chicago, Wednesday, January 10th