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Flames face New York Rangers: NHL odds preview and stats

Calgary Flames

New York Rangers
13-15-4 December 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | Madison Square Garden 15-17-1

The Calgary Flames will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rangers in New York at Madison Square Garden on Sunday in hockey odds action.

The Flames will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 13-15-4 this season, while the Rangers are 15-17-1. Calgary is 16-16 against the total, while New York is 12-14-7 versus the number.

View Calgary Flames vs New York Rangers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Rangers as -191 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5 at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Rangers) and the No. 28 (Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Calgary won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sabres on December 14. Bettors who backed the Flames at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Blue Jackets on December 12. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 29-ranked offense (2.18 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.19 goals per game allowed. The Rangers powerplay has clicked at a 18.52% rate while the Flames have a 82.69% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Calgary at Boston, Tuesday, December 17th
New York home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, December 18th