Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets 12/9/2022 – On Friday evening, the Calgary Flames will be locking horns with the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena to continue the NHL schedule. The Calgary Flames are placed 8-15-2 on the scoreboard after winning against the Minnesota Wild in the previous matchup. The Columbus Blue Jackets took on the Buffalo Sabres last time out and lost the game. The Blue Jackets are eager to improve their defense and win this game. But, the Calgary Flames will be winning this game as predicted by the latest NHL betting trends.
Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets 12/9/2022
When: Friday, December 9, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
TV: NHL PP
Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets 12/9/2022 Betting Odds:
|Flames||-1.5 (+105)||6 5 (-110)||-227|
|Blue Jackets||+1.5 (-125)||6 u (-110)||+180|
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The Calgary Flames managed to win the game against the Minnesota Wild most recently with a difference of two goals. In that game, the Calgary offense was led by Rasmus Andersson who scored once and helped two goals. As a team, the Flames are scoring an average of 3.08 goals in each game with Elias Lindholm leading the way with 22 points and nine goals in the net. On defense, the Calgary Flames are allowing their opponents to score an average of 3.0 goals in each matchup this season.
Players to watch: Rasmus Andersson D (G 1, A 11, PTS 12), Nazem Kadri C (G 7, A 5, PTS 12), Tyler Toffoli RW (G 5, A 5, PTS 10).
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Blue Jackets took on the Buffalo Sabres before coming here and lost the game after giving up nine goals. In that game, Columbus’ Patrik Laine and Gustav Nyquist each scored a pair of goals for the team. As a team, the Blue Jackets are scoring an average of 2.84 goals in each game. The Columbus offense is led by Johnny Gaudreau who has scored nine goals so far along with 19 helpers. Defense-wise, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing their opponents to score an average of 4.16 goals in each matchup.
Players to watch: Johnny Gaudreau LW (G 9, A 18, PTS 27), Boone Jenner C (G 9, A 9, PTS 18), Kent Johnson C (G 6, A 7, PTS 13).
Calgary Flames vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions
Calgary are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Calgary is 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against Columbus.
Flames is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Calgary is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Calgary’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus’ last 7 games.
Columbus is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus’ last 15 games against Calgary.
Columbus is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Columbus is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Calgary.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Columbus’ last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Columbus’ last 13 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division.
Flames vs Blue Jackets Betting Picks
The Columbus Blue Jackets are struggling in terms of defense and are giving up too many goals this season. The Flames are much better balanced in both offense and defense in this matchup. The Calgary Flames will be winning this game as expected by the best NHL betting lines tonight.
Score Prediction: Flames 6, Blue Jackets 3.