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Flames open as moneyline underdog vs Red Wings

Calgary Flames

Detroit Red Wings
13-16-5 December 19, 2013, 07:30 PM | Joe Louis Arena 15-12-9

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

The Red Wings sit at 15-12-9 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 13-16-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Detroit is 16-18-2 OU, and Calgary is 17-17 OU.

View Calgary Flames vs Detroit Red Wings Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Red Wings as -152 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Red Wings sit at No. 15 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at a No. 28 on the same chart.

Calgary was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Bruins. They lost as +190 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Ducks on December 17. Bettors who backed the Ducks at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Detroit's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.53 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.18 goals allowed. The Red Wings power play is averaging 18.03% while the Flames defense kills off 81.98% of their penalties.

A few Flames at Red Wings trends to consider:
Calgary is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Calgary's last 9 games
Calgary is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary's last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home
Detroit is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Calgary

Next up:
Calgary at Pittsburgh, Saturday, December 21st
Detroit at Toronto, Saturday, December 21st