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Hockey Matchup - New York Islanders Calgary Flames Odds Preview

Calgary FlamesNew York Islanders
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Nassau Coliseum

Calgary Flames vs New York Islanders Odds

18-15-4TEAM RECORD11-17-6

Calgary pays a visit to New York on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Islanders bats in hockey action at Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders sit at 11-17-6 on the season; in comparison, the Flames are currently 18-15-4. Looking to wager on the totals? New York is 17-15-2 OU, and Calgary is 14-21-2 OU.

View Calgary vs NY Islanders Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Calgary before the first pitch in this match will find them as 105-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 5.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 28 and the Flames at No. 20 heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 29-ranked offense (2.3 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Islanders powerplay has clicked at a 17.4% rate while the Flames have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Flames were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jackets. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -210 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Calgary Flames Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Los Angeles are 4-6
After playing Columbus are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

New York Islanders Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Flames at Islanders trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Calgary's last 6 games
Calgary is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Calgary is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Islanders
Calgary is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing NY Islanders
NY Islanders are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Calgary
The total has gone OVER in 8 of the NY Islanders last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the NY Islanders last 6 games
NY Islanders are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games when playing Calgary

Next up:
Calgary at Ottawa, Friday, December 30
NY Islanders home to Edmonton, Saturday, December 31