Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks - 12/29/19 NHL Pick, Odds & Prediction
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 9:30 PM (Scotiabank Saddledome)
CAL -165 O:U 6
The Vancouver Canucks go to Calgary to take on the Calgary Flames on Sunday at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Canucks are playing the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday and then play Calgary on a back to back on Sunday. The Canucks are on a three-game winning streak, defeating the Edmonton Oilers in their last game and have defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Las Vegas Golden Knights in their winning streak as well.
Vancouver is 19-15-4 on the season, and have primarily had the good record they have due to their offense, finding ways to score in bunches. Their leading goal scorer Elias Patterson leads the team in 17 goals and also leads the team in points with 39.
The Calgary Flames are coming off of a huge 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. However, the Flames have only won two of their last five games.
The Flames are 20-15-5 on the season and are third in the Pacific Division with 45 points so far. The Flames have spread around their offense, having Left Wing Matthew Tkachuk lead the team in points, Elias Lindholm leads the team in goals, and Johnny Gaudreau leads the team in assists.
Vancouver is 21-17 ATS this season
Canucks are 6-17 in their last 23 games playing on 0 days rest.
Calgary is 17-23 ATS this season
Flames are 20-8 in their last 28 Sunday games.
The Vancouver Canucks have the misfortune of dealing with a demanding travel schedule and playing back to back games. Also, the Calgary Flames have another advantage of being at home in this game. The Canucks have not been good in Calgary as well, as the Canucks are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings in Calgary. I think that all of these scenarios create a likelihood that the Calgary Flames win this one in a very close game. Final Score Prediction, Calgary Flames win 4-3.