Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames Prediction, NHL Odds

Jordan Ramsay | Updated Feb 17, 2021

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After a 4-3 OT win on Monday, Calgary has now won four of five meetings against the Canucks this season.

Vancouver
23-29-3-1
AT
February 17, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Saddledome
Calgary
26-27-2-1
Puckline +1.5 -190
Moneyline +131
Over / Under o +6

30%

Betting Action

70%

Puckline -1.5 +158
Moneyline -157
Over / Under u +6

30%

Betting Action

70%

Calgary and Vancouver will meet for the third straight time on Wednesday.  After the Flames took two of three games in Vancouver, the series is shifting to Calgary.

The Flames are -150 favourites on the NHL odds with a total of 6.0.

Canucks vs. Flames Betting Analysis

Calgary is receiving the lion’s share of the love as 71 per cent of Sports Interaction bettors are backing the Flames on Wednesday.  The total is split more evenly with 54 per cent of bettors taking the Under.

Vancouver has struggled to score all season.  They are 17th in goals scored per game (3.0) and have been an Under team in four of their last five games.  The Canucks are 8-11 against the spread overall, but they have only managed to cover in two of their 10 road games.

After a bit of a slow start, Calgary looks like they are turning things around.  The Flames have won four of their last five games.  Calgary is 7-8 ATS overall, but they have been able to cover in five of their six home games.  The Flames are 6-8-1 O/U.

Vancouver Canucks

Only two points separates Vancouver from Calgary in the standings, but the Canucks’ OT loss on Monday still seems like a huge blow.  Vancouver has played four more games than the Flames, so any head-to-head meetings between these teams are crucial to a Canucks team that continues to fall further and further away from a playoff spot.

First period goals from Tanner Pearson and Bo Horvat put Vancouver in a good position on Monday, but they couldn’t hold on.  The Canucks eventually allowed three straight goals.  Brock Boeser tied it to force OT with 30 seconds left before Vancouver allowed a Calgary goal 30 seconds into OT.  Thatcher Demko stopped 23 of 24 shots.  Demko’s third straight start was the first time this season that Vancouver has used the same goalie for three games in a row.

Sitting at -14, Vancouver is the only team in the North Division with a minus goal differential, other than Ottawa.  Struggles on the power play has been a big contributor to the Canucks’ goal differential woes.  Vancouver’s power play is ranked 20th in the league, converting on 17.65 per cent of their opportunities.

Calgary Flames

Despite sitting on the outside of the playoff picture, looking in, Calgary is in a better position than the standings show.  The Flames are just one point behind Edmonton for the final playoff spot and two points behind Winnipeg for third in the division.  Calgary has also played two less games than the Oilers, so they have a good opportunity to jump Edmonton in the standings.

Milan Lucic, Elias Lindholm and Dylan Dube all scored in regulation on Monday, before Johnny Gaudreau‘s power play goal sealed the win in OT.  It was Gaudreau’s eighth career OT goal, three away from Sean Monahan‘s team record of 11.  Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves in the win.

Calgary has now won four of five meetings against the Canucks this season.

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