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Calgary Flames take on Blues in hockey test

Calgary Flames

St. Louis Blues
6-7-2 November 07, 2013, 08:00 PM | Scottrade Center 9-2-2

NHL wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Calgary battle on Thursday at Scottrade Center as the Blues try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Blues sit at 9-2-2 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 6-7-2. Looking to wager on the totals? St. Louis is 7-5-1 OU, and Calgary is 10-5 OU.

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

The visitors opened as 248 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Blues at No. 3 and the Flames at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Calgary was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Wild. They lost as +185 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis's No. 2-ranked offense (3.62 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.6 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 24% rate while the Flames have a 76.6% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Calgary at Colorado, Friday, November 8th
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 9th