Friday NHL Betting – Calgary Flames at Phoenix Coyotes

Two .500 teams meet in Friday NHL betting as the Phoenix Coyotes host the Calgary Flames.

The Flames broke a four-game losing streak last time out as they won 4-2 at Colorado.  The Coyotes broke a three-game losing streak of their own as they beat Chicago on Wednesday.  This should be a close contest for gamblers making an NHL bet at Sbg global to consider.

Calgary Lucky to be .500
The Flames are really fortunate to be a .500 team. They have gotten almost nothing this season from their superstar Jaome Iginla.  He is considered one of the top scorers in the league but he has just two goals and six assists this season even though he leads the team in shots.  Some people in Calgary are blaming Iginla while others are blaming head coach Brent Sutter. The bottom line is that Iginla has three goals in his last 30 games.  And no, that is not a misprint. If Iginla is ever going to turn things around then it should be against Phoenix. He has 30 goals in 51 games in his career against the Coyotes.  Calgary is actually below average this season in goals scored and in goals against so they are really doing good to have won 7 games this season.

Coyotes Not Surprising People this Year
Do you remember last season when Phoenix was perhaps the biggest surprise story of the year?  Well, that was then and this is now. The Coyotes are a .500 team with no real strengths. They are not scoring very many goals and their defense is average at best.  Somehow they won 2-1 at Chicago last time out.  Their captain Shane Doan is out of the lineup with an injury and Phoenix is not going anywhere until he returns.

Friday NHL betting stats
The Flames are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the Pacific. The Flames are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games. The Flames are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Flames are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix. The Coyotes are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. the Northwest. The Coyotes are 4-10 in their last 14 overall. The Coyotes are 2-8 in their last 10 home games.  Maybe the total is something to consider with your NHL bet in this game. The Under is 55-25-6 in the Flames last 86 overall and the Under is 15-5-2 in the Coyotes last 22 vs. the Northwest. The Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.