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NHL Betting Line Favors the Calgary Flames over the Tampa Bay Lightning Wednesday

The Calgary Flames look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Tampa Bay Lightning arrive at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Calgary sat as -115 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-0.9 result in favor of the Flames. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Calgary Flames Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Tampa Bay Lightning have seen them go 14-13-2 so far this season, while the Flames are at 16-13-2. In totals betting, the Calgary Flames are 12-16-3, while the Lightning are 13-12-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Calgary vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 15-ranked Calgary Flames and the No. 14-rated Tampa Bay Lightning in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Calgary Flames No. 17-ranked offense (2.61 goals per game) against a Tampa Bay Lightning defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.79 goals per game allowed. The Flames powerplay has clicked at a 15.46% rate while the Lightning have a 80.61% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Penguins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Calgary was a 6-2 winner in its last match at home against the Jets. They won as favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Calgary is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Calgary is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Calgary is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Vancouver, Friday, December 16th
Calgary home to Columbus, Friday, December 16th