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Blues look to continue hot start against the Flames

The St. Louis Blues host the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night and the Blues are off to a hot start. After nine games, they’re leading the Central Division in the Western Conference and make an excellent moneyline play at -160 against the Flames.

Shark Bites
  • Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games against St. Louis.
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ 9 games this season.

The Blues are coming off a three-day break between games and a tough OT road loss to the Golden Knights. Despite the loss, the Blues are 6-3 SU in nine games and are undefeated at home. Not to be outdone, the Flames are coming off a 3-2 win in Nashville on Tuesday and have an excellent early road record at 4-1 SU in five games this season.

Although the Flames are playing great away from the Scotiabank Saddledome to start the season, their recent visits to Scottrade Center have not been decent. Calgary is 2-7 SU in its last nine games playing at St. Louis.

Neither of these teams have made a great puckline play despite regular-season winning records. Both teams are 2-4 in their last six on the puckline, which means they don’t mind winning ugly.  Stick to the Blues moneyline, and don’t torture yourself.

The total opened at 5.5 between these two Western Conference adversaries and the OVER may be a sneaky play for bettors. St. Louis is averaging just over three goals per game this season and Calgary is floating around 2.5. Throw in the fact that St. Louis has scored nine goals in two home games and this contest could turn into a score-fest quickly.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the St. Louis Blues as -155 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.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.7-2.2 win for the Blues on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Blues are 6-2-1 so far on the season. The Calgary Flames, meanwhile, are 5-4-0. OVER/UNDER betting fans have seen St. Louis go 5-4 and the Flames go 4-4-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Calgary injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, it's the No. 13-ranked Blues and the No. 21-rated Flames in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the St. Louis Blues' No. 11-ranked offense (3.22 goals per game) against a Calgary Flames defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.78 goals per game allowed. The Blues power play has clicked at a 17.14% rate while the Flames have a 80.49% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Flames were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Predators. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +144 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Golden Knights on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Golden Knights at +125 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Calgary is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Calgary is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • Calgary is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Calgary home to Dallas, Friday, October 27
St. Louis at Carolina, Friday, October 27