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Moneyline favors Wild in battle with Flames

Calgary Flames

Minnesota Wild
23-30-7 March 03, 2014, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 33-21-7

The Minnesota Wild look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Flames arrive at Xcel Energy Center on Monday.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 23-30-7 so far this season, while the Wild are at 33-21-7. In totals betting, the Wild are 17-30-14, while the Flames are 27-32-1.

View Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

The Flames were listed as 169 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Monday at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 20 (Wild) and the No. 27 (Flames) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

The Flames were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Oilers. That made winners of bettors who got Calgary at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Canucks on February 28. Bettors who backed the Wild at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.46 goals per game, against a Flames defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.03 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 18.32% while the Flames defense kills off 80.98% of their penalties.

Next up:
Calgary home to Ottawa, Wednesday, March 5th
Minnesota at Dallas, Saturday, March 8th