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Calgary Flames vs Colorado Avalanche Preview

Colorado Avalanche

Calgary Flames
19-7-0 December 06, 2013, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 10-13-4

Scotiabank Saddledome hosts an NHL battle between the Calgary Flames and the visiting Colorado Avalanche on Friday.

Calgary will face the 19-7-0 Avalanche. In totals betting, the Flames are 16-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Avalanche are 11-14-1 favoring the OVER.

View Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Flames in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 124 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game puts the Flames, most recently No. 29 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Avalanche, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.74 goals per game, against a Avalanche defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.31 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.94% while the Avalanche defense kills off 81.25% of their penalties.

Next up:
Colorado at Vancouver, Sunday, December 8th
Calgary at Edmonton, Saturday, December 7th