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Predators face Calgary Flames: NHL odds preview and stats

Nashville Predators

Calgary Flames
23-22-7 January 24, 2014, 09:00 PM | Scotiabank Saddledome 17-27-7

NHL wagering interest swings to the Calgary vs Nashville battle on Friday at Scotiabank Saddledome as the Flames try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Flames sport a record of 17-27-7 heading into this matchup, while the Predators sit at 23-22-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-27-1 for the Flames and 20-23-9 for the Predators.

View Nashville Predators vs Calgary Flames Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Flames as 105 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Flames - Predators odds would favor the Predators if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Calgary is rated No. 30 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nashville is at No. 10.

The Predators were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Nashville at +140 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Calgary was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Coyotes. They won as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Calgary's No. 29-ranked offense (2.24 goals per game) against a Predators defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.94 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 13.58% rate while the Predators have a 81.65% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Nashville at Edmonton, Sunday, January 26th
Calgary home to Chicago, Tuesday, January 28th