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NHL Wagering: Calgary Flames vs. Montreal Canadiens

NHL wagering on Tuesday, December 9 features a inter-conference matchup as the Calgary Flames travel to Montreal to face the Canadiens.

NHL wagering on Calgary has not been a good value despite the Flames overall solid record.  Calgary had a hockey betting mark of 15-10-1-0 straight up but just 10-16 against the hockey odds.  The Flames had an over under NHL wagering mark of 14-12 over the total.

In road NHL wagering action Calgary was 6-6 straight up and was an even 6-6 split on the over/under total board.  From November 18 through December 5 Calgary went on a nice NHL wagering run in which they covered the spread in 6 out of 8 games.

Their most impressive NHL wagering wins during that stretch came in back-to-back fashion against division rival Vancouver as they beat the Canucks on the road 4-3 and then two nights later beat them in Calgary 3-1.  Calgary is in the thick of the Northwest Division race.

Jerome Iginla has led the Flames in nearly everything that matters including goals (13), assists (18), points (31) and power play goals with 8 to establish himself as the most important man on the team.  Miikka Kiprusoff has been a workhorse in goal and had a goals against average of 3.00 per game and save percentage of .895.

NHL wagering on the Montreal Canadiens has been very similar to wagering on the Flames as the overall record is better than the mark against the line.  Montreal had a hockey betting record of 15-6-0-4 straight up and 9-16 against the hockey odds.  In over under NHL wagering Montreal was 11 over and 14 under.

Montreal had a home NHL wagering mark of 8-2-0-2 with 7 of their 12 home games going under the total.  From November 29 through December 4 Montreal went on a NHL wagering run of 3 consecutive payoffs against the spread.

From November 16 through November 29 the Canadiens were on a NHL wagering stretch in which they went under the total in 7 out of 8 games before finally going over the total in the 2 games that followed.  Saku Koivu led the Habs in scoring with 21 points.

Alex Tanguay led in goals with 9 while Andrei Markov led in assists with 16.  Goaltending has been stellar for Montreal as Carey Price had goals against average of 2.39 and save percentage of .919 while backup Jaroslav Halak has been almost as effective.

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