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NHL Betting Preview - Columbus Blue Jackets Underdogs vs Calgary Flames at Calgary

The visiting Columbus Blue Jackets hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Calgary Flames.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Calgary Flames as -160 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.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 2.8-2.6 win for the Blue Jackets on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

22-24-3 Calgary battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 20-28-5 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 24-22-3 for the Flames and 26-24-3 for the Blue Jackets. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Columbus injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Calgary Flames and the No. 25-ranked Columbus Blue Jackets, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Calgary's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.65 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.19 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.47% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 80% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Calgary, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Hurricanes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at -116 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
  • Columbus is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Calgary
  • Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Calgary
  • Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Calgary is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
  • Calgary is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Columbus

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to New York, Tuesday, February 9th
Calgary at Vancouver, Saturday, February 6th