Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 18, 2021

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The Canucks and Flames conclude their two-game series from the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday night with the Flames favoured on the NHL odds.

Vancouver
16-18-2-1
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January 18, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
18-21-2-1
Puckline +1.5 -188
Moneyline +125
Over / Under o +6

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Puckline -1.5 +156
Moneyline -151
Over / Under u +6

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The teams won’t play again until Feb. 11 to start a four-game series, and Vancouver returns to Calgary next on Feb. 17.

Canucks vs. Flames 1/18/21 Betting Analysis

This wraps up Vancouver’s four-game road trip to start the season, and the Canucks begin a six-game homestand Wednesday. They split their previous two-game series last week in Edmonton.

Calgary looks for the sweep following a 3-0 home win over Vancouver on Saturday. In some very unusual scheduling, the Flames don’t play again after Monday until Sunday at home vs. Toronto.

The total for Monday is set at six goals with both the over and under at -110. On the regulation line, the Flames are +120, Canucks +162 and draw +285. Calgary is -130 to score first and Vancouver -105.

Calgary has won 12 of the past 16 at home in the series. The over is 9-4 in the previous 13 overall.

Vancouver Canucks

Former Washington Capital Braden Holtby was in net for the Canucks’ lone win, 5-3 in Edmonton last Wednesday, and took his first loss Saturday in the 3-0 loss to the Flames – Thatcher Demko started the other game. Last season’s leading scorer for the Canucks, JT Miller, has yet to play this season in the COVID protocols but was back at practice Sunday and should be in there. He had 27 goals and 72 points in 69 games last season.

Blueliner Jordie Benn is still on the COVID protocol list. Fellow defencemen Alexander Edler and Quinn Hughes are both in question. Edler was cut by the skate of Matthew Tkachuk and didn’t return due to a lower-body injury Saturday. Hughes didn’t practice Sunday, but Coach Travis Green didn’t say why. Vancouver is 6-2 in its past eight Monday games.

Calgary Flames

All three Flames goals on Saturday were on the power play, coming from Sean Monahan (first of season) in the first period, Dillon Dube (first) in the second and Tkachuk (second) in the third. The Flames are 4-for-9 on the power-play so far.

Jacob Markstrom stopped all 32 shots to get the shutout against his former club. He was named the game’s No. 1 star. Another former Canuck, defenceman Chris Tanev, blocked a whopping eight shots. The Flames are 5-1 in their past six as home favourites.

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