Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames - 1/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames - 1/18/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames (1-0-1) vs Vancouver Canucks (1-2)

Game Info: Monday, January 18, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Scotiabank Saddledome)

Betting Odds: Calgary Flames -138 / Vancouver Canucks +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames meet Monday in NHL action at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Vancouver Canucks look for a win after losing two of their first three games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 2.3 goals per game and are scoring on zero percent of their power play opportunities. Brock Boeser leads Vancouver with two goals, Quinn Hughes has three assists and Bo Horvat has 11 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 64.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up six goals on 66 shots faced while Thatcher Demko has given up five goals on 46 shots.

The Calgary Flames look for a win after splitting their first two games. The Calgary Flames are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 44.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Matthew Tkachuk leads Calgary with two goals, Elias Lindholm has two assists and Johnny Gaudreau has six shots on goal. Defensively, the Calgary Flames are allowing two goals per game and are killing 87.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has allowed four goals on 66 shots faced.

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The Canucks are 9-3 in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 6-2 in their last 8 Monday games. The Flames are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Canucks last 5 Monday games. The under is 6-2-1 in Flames last 9 games as a favorite. The Canucks are 4-12 in the last 16 meetings in Calgary and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks look sluggish out of the gate and have scored a combined two goals in their last two games. The Calgary Flames just shutout the Canucks in Saturdays victory and have been far more trustworthy on the defensive side in this limited sample size. The Flames have also been money in the favorite role dating back to last season. The Flames have also beat up on the Canucks in recent meetings. Have to lay the cheap price with the home team.  

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Randy’s Pick Calgary Flames -138

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