The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames meet Thursday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Preview
The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning 7 of their last 8 games. The Vancouver Canucks have won 5 of their last 6 road games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 4.4 goals per game and are scoring on 31.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with 12 goals, Elias Pettersson has 18 assists and Quinn Hughes has 47 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 2.2 goals per game and are killing 78 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Thatcher Demko has given up 19 goals on 292 shots faced, and Casey DeSmith has allowed 14 goals on 167 shots.
Vancouver Canucks Player Prop Facts
- Quinn Hughes ranks T1st in the league for Points (26) this season.
Calgary Flames Betting Preview
The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. The Flames have lost 3 of their last 4 home games. The Calgary Flames are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 14 percent of their power play opportunities. Andrew Mangiapane leads Calgary with 4 goals, Nazem Kadri has 6 assists and Elias Lindholm has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing 3.4 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed 27 goals on 285 shots faced, and Dan Vladar has given up 16 goals on 113 shots.
Calgary Flames Player Prop Facts
- Elias Lindholm has the most multi-assist games for the Flames this season (2).
The Vancouver Canucks are on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime, so there's sure to be potential tired legs here. However, the Canucks are on fire right now, and they're not a team I'm eager to step in front of. The Calgary Flames have been hit or miss up to this point, and that offense doesn't inspire much confidence. The Canucks are rolling and cashing tickets. I'll keep riding the hot hand.