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Moneyline favors Wild in battle with Flames

Calgary Flames

Minnesota Wild
6-6-2 November 05, 2013, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 8-4-3

The Calgary Flames will look to grab a road win when they take on the Wild in Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday in hockey odds action.

Supporters of the Flames have seen them go 6-6-2 so far this season, while the Wild are at 8-4-3. In totals betting, the Wild are 5-8-2, while the Flames are 9-5.

View Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 181 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Wild and the No. 23-ranked Flames, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Calgary won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Blackhawks on November 3. Bettors who backed the Flames at +230 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Wild were a 4-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -193 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 20-ranked offense (2.53 goals per game) against a Flames defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.5 goals per game allowed. The Wild powerplay has clicked at a 24.56% rate while the Flames have a 77.27% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Calgary at St. Louis, Thursday, November 7th
Minnesota at Washington, Thursday, November 7th