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Dubnyk To Make Back-to-Back Starts For Streaking Wild

The Flames were one of just two teams not in action last night and will have fresh legs for their home game against the Minnesota Wild. Minny has been unbelievable the last couple of months and has become the best puckline bet in the NHL. The Wild have gone 18-5 against the spread in their last 23 games but will be in tough in the second half of a back-to-back as they’ll play a team that hasn’t seen action since last Thursday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Wild are 0-3 SU and on the puckline in their last 3 games against the Flames.
  • The Flames are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of the Wild's last 7 games.

A trend that seems to pay off almost every year is that scoring goes up when teams get rest. That was evident by the 11-2-1 OVER/UNDER record last night in the first slate since the all-star game and with Wild tendy Devan Dubnyk playing his second game in as many nights, that trend could continue this evening.

I know the Wild have a reputation as being a highly disciplined team but this year they’ve added a scoring element and they’ve become one of the highest-scoring teams in the league. During the month of January, they posted an OVER/UNDER record of 10-2-1 as they outscored their opponents by a wide margin.

The Wild should be a good play on the away puckline tonight if you can get them for +170 or better.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

NHL Hockey odds makers at Bovada had the Calgary Flames as 109 moneyline underdogs in this betting matchup. Those over under betting saw the line open at 5 at BetOnline.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-1.1 victory for the Wild. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Minnesota Wild vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Calgary will face the 33-11-5 Wild. In totals betting, the Flames are 21-25-6 in over under betting so far this season while the Minnesota Wild are 23-18-8. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Minnesota injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-ranked Calgary Flames and the No. 1-rated Minnesota Wild in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 21-ranked offense (2.58 goals per game) against a Minnesota Wild defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.27 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 20.47% rate while the Wild have a 83.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wild were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Senators. Bettors on Calgary at +111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 18-5 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Minnesota is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
  • Minnesota is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Calgary is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Calgary is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Calgary's last 6 games
  • Calgary is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Vancouver, Saturday, February 4th
Calgary at New Jersey, Friday, February 3rd

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