Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/16/21

Calgary Flames vs Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/16/21 Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (1-1) at Calgary Flames (0-0-1)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

The Line: Calgary Flames -127 / Vancouver Canucks +102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames meet Saturday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Vancouver Canucks look for another win to get a game above a .500 record. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with two goals, Quinn Hughes has three assists and Bo Horvat has 10 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing four goals per game and are killing 75 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up three goals on 31 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up five goals on 46 shots.

The Calgary Flames look for a win after losing to the Jets in overtime. The Calgary Flames are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Lindholm leads Calgary with one goal, Mark Giordano has one assist and Matthew Tkachuk has five shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing four goals per game and are killing 100 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed four goals on 34 shots faced.

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The Canucks are 8-3 in their last 11 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The Flames are 7-2 in their last 9 games as a favorite and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 7-3 in Canucks last 10 road games. The under is 5-2-1 in Flames last 8 games as a favorite. The Canucks are 4-11 in the last 15 meetings in Calgary. The over is 19-7-4 in the last 30 meetings in Calgary and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks have had serious issues out the gate defensively and it may take a while for guys to get their feet under them. The Calgary Flames should be eager for a bounce back performance after a heartbreaking loss in their season opener. The Vancouver Canucks have also had issues winning in Calgary. I'll back the Flames and the cheap price on their home ice. 

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Randy’s Pick Calgary Flames -127

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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