Columbus Blue Jackets at Calgary Flames odds, tips and predictions
the Columbus blue jackets (14-30-2) and Flames of Calgary (22-16-9) meet in a Monday night game at the Saddledome. Puck Drop is scheduled for 9:30 pm ET (ESPN+/Hulu). Below we analyze the lines of Tipico Sportsbook around the Blue Jackets vs Flames oddsand meet our expert NHL tips and predictions.
The Blue Jackets beat San Jose 5-3 in Columbus on Saturday, opening a 4-game west road swing. The Jackets are just 1:11 in their last 12 away games. Columbus has struggled mightily in the opening games of a multi-game road trip. In 3 previous attempts in such situations, the Blue Jackets were 0-3-0 and scored only one goal.
The Flames cruised to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday and scored half a dozen goals in a game for the second time in their last 4 games. The Flames defeated the Lightning 41-24 in that game and going into Monday’s game the game won the shootout battle in 7 straight games.
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Blue Jackets on Flames Quotes
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; For a complete list, visit the USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Hub. The lines were last updated at 10:46 am ET.
- money line: Blue Jackets +305 (bet $100 to win $305) | Flames -370 (bet $370 to win $100)
- Puck Line (PL)/Against the Spread (ATS): Blue Jackets +1.5 (+125) | Flames -1.5 (-150)
- Over/Under (O/U): 6.5 (T: +100 | B: -120)
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Blue Jackets at Flames projected goaltenders
Elvis Merzlikins (5-13-0, 4.48 GAA, 0.868 SV%) vs. Jacob Markstrom (13-12-5, 2.82 GAA, 0.895 SV%)
Merzlikins last played on Thursday when he and the Blue Jackets blew a 3-0 lead in a 5-3 loss. The 28-year-old has won just once in his last 7 decisions.
Markstrom is between the whistles for the first time since conceding 4 goals in a home loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. He has a .876 SV% in his last 4 games.
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Blue Jackets at Flames tips and predictions
Flames 4, Bluejackets 2
The Flames have been increasing their puck possession amount in recent weeks, and Markstrom has played a solid role in the Saddledome. But avoid that big price. IT HAPPENS.
Six of the Blue Jackets’ last eight losses have come by multiple goals. Columbus is 1-for-17 on the power play.
Markstrom has a 2.03 GAA and a 0.921 SV% in his last 4 home games. In their last 7 games in PP, the Flames played 6 against 21 (28.6%), and won 18 out of 20 (90%) penalties.
TAKE CALGARY -1.5 (-150).
The Under is theoretically lean here, but the price rose higher during the morning. IT HAPPENS.
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