Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Prediction, NHL Odds

Daniel Coyle | Updated Apr 16, 2024

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The Vancouver Canucks can clinch their first divisional title in 11 years with a win on Tuesday when they host the Calgary Flames in NHL betting action at Rogers Arena.

Calgary
38-39-1-4
AT
April 16, 2024, 10:00 PM ET
Rogers Arena
Vancouver
50-23-7-2
Puckline +1.5 -140
Moneyline +180
Over / Under o +6
Puckline -1.5 +115
Moneyline -225
Over / Under u +6

The Canucks have sputtered down the stretch, losing five of their past nine games, but claimed a crucial 3-1 victory over Edmonton on Saturday that leaves them three points up on the second-place Oilers in the race for the top of the Pacific Division standings going into their penultimate game of the regular season. Long eliminated from postseason contention, the Flames have enjoyed a strong stretch-run, winning three of their past four contests, capped by a 6-5 home victory over Arizona on Sunday night.

The Canucks are set to hit the ice as heavy -210 favourites on the Tuesday NHL odds and +115 puckline wager. The Flames lag as +170 underdogs on the NHL moneyline, and the total is listed at 6.5, with -120 odds favouring the UNDER.

Flames vs. Canucks NHL Betting Odds

The Canucks have struggled to produce consistent results down the stretch, with their failure to produce consecutive wins during a 4-4-1 run putting their division title aspirations on hold. The club has earned just two victories in five home dates over that stretch, scoring just 13 total goals and have not claimed a victory by a multi-goal margin on home ice since their 4-2 victory over the Flames on March 23. Vancouver has now topped the Flames in consecutive meetings for the first time since February 2019, and has claimed victory in four of six clashes at Rogers Arena.

The Flames have rediscovered their scoring touch in the waning days of the regular season. Calgary shooters have potted six goals in each of the past two games, which marks an impressive turnaround after averaging just 2.18 goals per game during a preceding 2-9-0 run. The Flames have also snapped a six-game slide on the road with victories in two of their past three away contests. However, this team’s recent success has come against opponents who sit well outside the playoff picture, and have gone just 2-8-0 in their past 10 against teams still in the playoff hunt entering Tuesday’s action.

Calgary Flames

Nazem Kadri has provided the spark for the Flames during their current 2-0-0 run. Kadri scored twice including the game winner and added an assist in Sunday’s 6-5 victory over the Coyotes. Kadri has recorded three points in each of the past two games and 15 points over his past 10 outings, but was held off the scoresheet in each of his three appearances against the Canucks. The Flames will be without Blake Coleman for Tuesday’s contest due to an upper body injury. Coleman is tied for third in team scoring with 29 goals and 23 helpers, but had produced just a single point in 10 games before getting sidelined.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are expected to have Thatcher Demko in the crease on Tuesday night. Demko has been dominant while backstopping the club to victory in his past three starts, allowing just two total goals and compiling a .969 save percentage over that stretch. Demko’s heroics have come at a good time, considering the Canucks’ uneven offensive performance. Elias Pettersson has produced just six points in 11 games and has been held off the scoresheet in six of 10 home appearances. Elias Lindholm has tallied just three goals and one assist in 12 home outings since being acquired in a deal with the Flames prior to the trade deadline. However, J.T. Miller has remained productive. Miller has racked up three goals and 10 assists during his current 10-game points streak.

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