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Flames vs Jets 02/04/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends
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The Calgary Flames will try to close out their current five-game road trip with a victory when they wrap up a three-game series in Winnipeg on Thursday night as -125 favourites on the NHL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Calgary saw its first two-game road win streak of the season come to an end with a 3-2 loss in Winnipeg on Tuesday, setting the stage for a rubber game in Thursday night’s matchup at Bell MTS Place.
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Tuesday’s defeat frustrated the Flames’ efforts to gain ground in the North Division standings. Now trailing both Edmonton and Vancouver by three points in the race for fourth place and the final playoff spot in the division, the Flames once again struggled to generate offence last time out. The team spotted Winnipeg a very early 3-1 lead, and were outshot by a wide 23-14 margin through 40 minutes before embarking on a third-period rally that proved to be too little too late.
Overall, the team has managed to score just two goals in four of their past six outings, and lead only the Ottawa Senators among North Division teams with just 2.88 goals scored per game this season. Matthew Tkachuk has been key to the limited offence that Calgary has produced, adding to his goal total with a pair of markers on Tuesday. But with Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau accounting for almost half of the team’s scoring through their first nine games, a lack of secondary scoring is fast becoming an issue.
Unfortunately for bettors, the Flames’ lack of scoring punch has failed to translate into steady results at the sportsbooks. With the total being consistently pegged at 6.0 or lower at online sports betting sites, the UNDER has paid out just four times through the Flames first nine games, according to the OddsShark NHL Database.
Listed as +105 underdogs for Thursday, the Jets have struggled since opening the campaign with wins in four of five outings. The team has lost three of five since, all on home ice, while surrendering four goals in four of those outings.
However, the Jets have managed to keep things close during their mini swoon, with two of their three recent defeats coming by just a single goal, including a 4-3 shootout loss to the Flames in Monday’s series opener. Overall, the Jets have now earned at least a point in five straight home meetings with Calgary, and have limited the Flames to just 1.91 goals scored per game while going 8-2-1 in their past 11 clashes on home ice.
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