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Blueshirts are Dominating Series With Flames

The Calgary Flames looked like they were falling out of the Western Conference playoff picture a few short weeks ago, but they’ve been red-hot of late and are back in the mix as a result. The Flames will look to continue their winning ways against the New York Rangers this afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • The Flames are 1-5 SU in their last six games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Rangers' last five games.
  • The Flames are 0-4 SU in their last four games on the road against the Rangers.

New York occupies the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference and has enjoyed a ton of success against the Flames lately. The Rangers are a fantastic 7-1-1 in the last nine meetings between the squads.

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves on Thursday and appears to be turning things around thanks to a sparkling .942 save percentage over his last five affairs.

The OVER is a solid bet when the Flames hit the road, as five of Calgary’s last seven road games have eclipsed the closing total.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Calgary Flames in this one, they Flames listed earlier today as underdogs of 141 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.6-2 victory for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs New York Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Rangers currently sport a record of 32-18-1. The Calgary Flames are 27-24-3. Betting totals have seen the Rangers post a 27-20-4 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Flames have gone 23-25-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Calgary injuries news.

This game puts the New York Rangers, most recently No. 16 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Calgary Flames, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the New York Rangers No. 2-ranked offense (3.39 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.83 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 20.78% rate while the Flames have a 80.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, New York was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Sabres. Bettors on New York at -128 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Calgary's last 8 games
  • Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games on the road
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Rangers
  • NY Rangers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Rangers's last 5 games
  • NY Rangers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, February 7th
New York home to Anaheim, Tuesday, February 7th