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Calgary Flames take on Coyotes in hockey test

Calgary Flames

Phoenix Coyotes
15-21-6 January 07, 2014, 09:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 20-12-9

The Coyotes get a visit from the Calgary Flames in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 15-21-6 so far this season, while the Coyotes are at 20-12-9. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 23-17-1, while the Flames are 20-22.

View Calgary Flames vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Phoenix sat as -186 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Coyotes) and the No. 28 (Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Flames were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Avalanche. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +179 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at +120 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 3 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.12 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 18.44% while the Flames defense kills off 81.75% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary home to St. Louis, Thursday, January 9th
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Thursday, January 9th