Flames vs. Canucks - 4/7/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Vancouver Canucks (30-37-13) at Calgary Flames (33-40-6)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)
The Line: Calgary Flames -155 / Vancouver Canucks +140 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: RSNP, RSNW
The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames meet Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The Vancouver Canucks look for a victory after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on 16.2 percent of their power plays. Daniel Sedin leads Vancouver with 28 goals, Jannik Hansen has 16 assists and Sven Baertschi has 108 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.8 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their power play chances. Ryan Miller has allowed 130 goals on 1,591 shots faced and Jacob Markstrom has given up 75 goals on 912 shots. Miller has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Calgary Flames could also use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.8 goals per game and are scoring on 16.7 percent of their power plays. Johnny Gaudreau leads Calgary with 30 goals, Sean Monahan has 36 assists and Mark Giordano has 209 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their power play chances. Karri Ramo has allowed 94 goals on 1,034 shots faced and Jonas Hiller has given up 79 goals on 654 shots. Hiller has allowed 11 goals in his last three games.
The Canucks are 7-19 in their last 26 Thursday games and 3-10 in their last 13 vs. Western Conference. The Flames are 3-7 in their last 10 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 Thursday games. The Canucks are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Calgary and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.
Both teams are waiting for the season to end, but the Flames have had the Canucks number as of late, and this is the last home game for the Flames. So, I'll side with the home team for what it's worth.