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Flames visit Columbus Blue Jackets in NHL clash

Calgary Flames

Columbus Blue Jackets
0-0-1 October 04, 2013, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 0-0-0

NHL wagering interest swings to the Columbus vs Calgary battle on Friday at Nationwide Arena as the Blue Jackets try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Flames will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-0-1 this season, while the Blue Jackets are --. Calgary is 1-0 on the totals; Columbus is -.

View Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Columbus sat as -200 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. 13 (Blue Jackets) and the No. 29 (Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Flames were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -230 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Columbus was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Predators. They won as -255 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

A few Flames at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Calgary is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Calgary is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Columbus is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home
Columbus is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Calgary

Next up:
Calgary at Vancouver, Sunday, October 6th
Columbus at New York, Saturday, October 5th