Calgary Flames vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, NHL Odds

Jim Biringer | Updated Jan 26, 2022

The Calgary Flames are starting to find their stride again as they hit the road to face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Calgary
50-21-9-2
AT
January 26, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Nationwide Arena
Columbus
37-38-4-3
Puckline -1.5 +121
Moneyline -212
Over / Under o +6

84%

Betting Action

16%

Puckline +1.5 -145
Moneyline +173
Over / Under u +6

84%

Betting Action

16%

Calgary enters this matchup having won two of their last three games, while the Blue Jackets have lost three of four, including two straight on home ice. The Flames are one of the better road teams in the league and the action shows it.

Calgary enters the game as -190 favourites to win on the NHL odds, with a total of 6.0 goals.

Flames vs. Blue Jackets NHL Betting Odds

The Flames and Blue Jackets are meeting for the first time this season, with history on the Flames’ side. Calgary has won the last four contests against the Blue Jackets. They’ve also compiled a 4-1 straight up record 4-1 in their last five games in Columbus. So, it looks pretty bleak for the Blue Jackets. To make things worse, the favourite is 6-1 in the last seven games between these teams.

Calgary Flames

Calgary is still in the mix of things in the Pacific Division. The Flames are still in the top third of the league in scoring. They are averaging 3.19 goals per game, which is 11th in the NHL. Johnny Gaudreau leads the team with 48 points (16 goals and 32 assists). Right behind him is Matthew Tkachuk with 42 points (18 goals and 24 assists). Tkachuk is also riding a five-game point streak.

Defensively, the Flames are allowing 2.54 goals per game, which is third-best in the NHL. It helps when you have two good goaltenders in Jacob Markstrom and Dan Vladar. If Markstrom gets the start, he is 3-0-0 in his career against Columbus, with a 2.22 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets have tailed off from their good start in the Metro and now sit in fifth place in the division. Offensively, they have not been bad. They are averaging 3.03 goals per game, which ranks them 15th in the NHL.

Boone Jenner, Jakub Voracek, and Oliver Bjorkstrand are tied for the team lead in scoring with 27 points apiece.

Defensively, the Blue Jackets have taken a step back and give up 3.54 goals per game, the fifth-highest mark in the NHL. Elvis Merzlikins is the No. 1 goalie in Columbus, but does not have much history against the Flames. Joonas Korpisalo does have some history playing against the Flames. Korpisalo has a record of 1-2-1 with a 2.42 GAA and .920 SV.

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