The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday to take on the Flames. Columbus hopes to get a big win as a huge underdog. But the Calgary Flames believe they can do enough in the final month for a playoff berth. Will Calgary protect their home ice? Or, will the Blue Jackets squelch the Flames? See below for hockey odds, a preview, and a free pick for Blue Jackets vs Flames!
Blue Jackets vs Flames NHL Odds, Preview, and Pick
- When: Wednesday, March 4 at 8:30 pm ET
- Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB, CA
- TV: TBD
- Live Stream: TBD
- Moneyline Odds: Blue Jackets +149 / Flames -170 / Over/Under Odds: 6 ½
Why Columbus Blue Jackets are a good bet to win +149
Although Columbus hasn’t played well, they do head into this match on a high note. The Blue Jackets beat Vancouver 5-3 in the last head-to-head. That game happened on March 1. Vancouver outshot Columbus 39-35. But the Blue Jackets were more efficient with their shots. If Columbus carries their good play over from that match to this one, they’ll have a shot at the upset.
- Goals For: 2.6
- Shots For: 32.5
- Power Plays: 16%
- Face-Offs: 48.5%
- Goals Against: 2.6
- Shots Against: 29.8
- Penalty Kills: 81.4%
- Shutouts: 4
Why Calgary Flames are a good bet to win -170
The Flames dominated the Blue Jackets in the last head-to-head. Calgary blitzed Columbus 3-0. Talk about efficiency! In the win, the Blue Jackets outshot the Flames 43-29 but Calgary didn’t let a single goal hit the back of the net. The Flames’ defense could step it up again versus the Jackets. Don’t be surprised if Calgary produces another shut out win.
- Goals For: 2.9
- Shots For: 31.7
- Power Plays: 20.4%
- Face-Offs: 48.9%
- Goals Against: 3.1
- Shots Against: 32.5
- Penalty Kills: 81.9%
- Shutouts: 6
NHL Betting Trends for Columbus Blue Jackets vs Calgary Flames
- Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 versus the Pacific
- Columbus is 0-5 in their last 5 games as an underdog
- Blue Jackets are 0-5 in their last 5 on the road
- Over is 6-0 in Blue Jackets last 6 on the road
- Calgary is 17-7 in their last 24 versus the Metropolitan
- Flames are 1-6 in their last 7 at home
- Calgary is 2-6 in their last 8 on a Wednesday
- Over is 5-1 in Flames last 6 as a home favorite
Blue Jackets vs Flames NHL Final Betting Analysis
Columbus has played like one of the worst teams in hockey. The Blue Jackets are 2-8 SU in their last 10. They’ve bested Ottawa and Vancouver and that’s it.
If the regular season ended today, the Calgary Flames would make the playoffs. But there’s a whole month left in the season. Like every team in NHL, Calgary has some tough games coming up. They can’t afford to lose to squads like the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Calgary should step it up just like they did in the last head-to-head. Expect the Flames to roll to an easy win. Consider the puck line if you don’t like the low odds.
NHL Free Pick: Flames -170