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NHL Game Preview - Flames underdogs vs Coyotes at Calgary

Phoenix Coyotes

Calgary Flames
15-7-4 December 04, 2013, 10:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 9-13-4

The visiting Coyotes hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Calgary Flames.

The Flames sport a record of 9-13-4 heading into this matchup, while the Coyotes sit at 15-7-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-10 for the Flames and 17-8-1 for the Coyotes.

View Phoenix Coyotes vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Flames as 134 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Flames - Coyotes odds would favor the Coyotes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Phoenix is at No. 12.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Oilers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Coyotes at -116 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Calgary was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Calgary at +260 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Calgary's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.69 goals per game, against a Coyotes defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.19 goals allowed. The Flames power play is averaging 14.29% while the Coyotes defense kills off 77.23% of their penalties.

Next up:
Phoenix at Vancouver, Friday, December 6th
Calgary home to Quebec, Friday, December 6th