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Hurricanes vs Flames Hockey Game Preview

Carolina Hurricanes

Calgary Flames
13-13-6 December 12, 2013, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 11-15-4

Hockey bettors look for value at Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday as host Calgary battles the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

This season the Flames are 11-15-4 overall while the Hurricanes are 13-13-6. As for the totals, Calgary is 16-14 on the OU, and Carolina is 12-16-4.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Flames in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -126 on most hockey betting menus early today for Thursday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Flames - Hurricanes odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 27.

The Hurricanes were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Edmonton at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Calgary was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Bruins. They lost as +135 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 2.63 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.84 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.74% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 80.91% of their penalties.

Next up:
Carolina at Winnipeg, Saturday, December 14th
Calgary at Buffalo, Saturday, December 14th