Flames VS Blue Jackets Picks & Predictions
Looking to kickoff the weekend with a win, the Calgary Flames will head to Nationwide Arena for an interconference duel with the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening. With both sides hoping to wash away the bad taste left from last season as they look to make a return to the postseason, these early season games could prove pivotal in establishing a teams direction for the year.
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Flames VS Blue Jackets Odds
|Team||Moneyline Odds||Puckline Odds||Over/Under Odds|
|Calgary Flames||-142||(-1.5) +170||(O 6.5) -120|
|Columbus Blue Jackets||+120||(+1.5) -205||(U 6.5) +100|
Odds Courtesy of DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook as of October 20th, 2023.
Flames VS Blue Jackets Best Bets
Moneyline Pick: Calgary Flames
Primed to make it back-to-back games with a win, back the favoured Flames to get the job done on the road, securing the win Against the Blue Jackets.
Sporting a well-rounded group that never takes a shift off, the Flames are a hard-nosed team that makes their opposition earn every second of puck control. Possessing a stellar defensive identity, the Flames excel at limiting the scoring chances of their opponents.
With the Flames more than equipped to handle the mediocre offence of the Blue Jackets, expect to see the visitors in tonight’s tilt control the puck for the majority of the contest, preventing the home team from gaining any sort of momentum down the stretch.
Back the Flames to set the pace for tonight’s showdown, controlling the time on attack as they build an early lead, securing themselves the win as well as boosting your bankroll in the process with this moneyline pick.
Puckline Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets (+1.5)
While the Blue Jackets are set for a tough matchup in tonight’s clash, bank on them to remain within striking distance as they cover the puckline as underdogs against the Flames.
Still in search of their identity as a team, the Blue Jackets have been unpredictable early on into their 2023-24 campaign. With their play somewhat sporadic, it can be hard to tell what version of this team will come out onto the ice.
Amidst the early growing pains of this squad, the Blue Jackets certainly possess tremendous upside. With standout talents such as Patrick Laine and Johnny Gaudreau all ready to suit up for action, the Jackets can flip a game it’s axis at anytime.
Back the Blue Jackets to put forth a competitive effort against the Flames, covering the puckline as underdogs, and earning you an easy payday with this puckline pick.
Over/Under Pick: Under 6.5 Goals
Both teams have been a part of multiple high-scoring affairs so far this season, but expect a far-lower final box score this evening as the Flames VS Blue Jackets results in Under 6.5 goals scored.
While both sides have proven they can light up the scoreboard at a moments notice, expect this clash of styles to result in a back-and-forth showing that will leave the score stagnant throughout the fray.
As the Flames tough defence thwarts the offensive game plan of the Blue Jackets, while inversely the Flames have difficulties generating offence of their own on the road, expect goals to come at a premium in tonight’s matchup.
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Flames VS Blue Jackets Best Player Prop Bets
Mikael Backlund Anytime Goal Scorer (+275)
Hoping to leave his mark on the score sheet this evening for the first time this season, back Flames centre Mikael Backlund as an anytime goal scorer in tonight’s matchup with the Blue Jackets.
One of the top offensive producers for the Flames this season, Backlund excels at getting pucks on net whenever he enters the offensive zone. Facing a weak Blue Jackets defence, scoring opportunties will present themselves often for the skilled forward as he hunts to get his team on the board.
In 16 career games played against the Blue Jackets, Backlund has buried the biscuit three-times in head-to-head competition. Look for him to pick up his fourth goal against the Blue Jackets this evening as he nets you a sizeable payout with this juicy player prop bet.
Kirill Marchenko Over 2.5 Shots on Goal (+114)
Emerging as a top talent on the Blue Jackets this season, look for right winger Kirill Marchenko to act as a driving force for offence as he racks up Over 2.5 shots on goal.
Hot off the heels of a successful rookie season, Marchenko is poised to continue his rapid development against the Flames this evening. Having found decent success against the Flames last season, having scored a goal in one of his two head-to-head meetings with their Western Conference foe, look for Marchenko to remain aggressive, blasting Over 2.5 shots on goal in tonight’s tilt.
Flames VS Blue Jackets Public Betting Trends
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By gathering information on where the majority of bets are being placed on the Flames VS Blue Jackets, you can see where the popular money resides on tonight’s action.
Check out how other bettors are wagering on tonight’s clash, factor this into your own Flames VS Blue Jackets bet slip, and score your next big win on the NHL with the latest public betting trends.
Calgary Flames - 74%
Columbus Blue Jackets - 26%
Calgary Flames (-1.5) - 37%
Columbus Blue Jackets (+1.5) - 63%
Over 6.5 Goals - 24%
Under 6.5 Goals - 76%
Flames VS Blue Jackets Best Odds & Lines
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Best Moneyline Odds
Calgary Flames - DraftKings (-142)
Columbus Blue Jackets - Bet365 (+125)
Best Puckline Odds
Calgary Flames (-1.5) - DraftKings (+175)
Columbus Blue Jackets (+1.5) - FanDuel (-196)
Best Over/Under Odds
Over 6.5 Goals - BetMGM (-120)
Under 6.5 Goals - BetMGM (+100)